Diversity Statement

The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Biology recognize the importance of building and maintaining a diverse department.  We will cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and professional environment for individuals from all races, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, economic statuses, physical abilities, and personal religious practices.   We will also endeavor to increase the numbers of women and of individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences who actively participate in our department, through recruitment, retention, and advancement of these individuals.