The Department of Biology believes that diversity is crucial to our pursuit of academic excellence, and is deeply committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We support UNC’s policy, which states that “the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”


The Department of Biology considers mentoring a critical component to the development of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of scientists. Please visit our mentoring resource page to read more about how we foster the implementation of this concept.

Amy Gladfelter, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Associate Professor
(919) 962-7289