Diversity and Inclusion
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.”
STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY ON ANTI-BLACK VIOLENCE
I write to you as Chair in shock and dismay at the violence and unjustified deaths based on the color of one’s skin. The Department of Biology condemns these violent acts of ignorance and hatred. The Department remains committed to building a culture in which we value humanity in all its glorious colors.
For more resources and information on the many ways we can get involved, please visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Anti-Racism Resources page.
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.
GRADUATE STUDENT DIVERSITY
Diverse experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and contributions are key elements for the success of any enterprise. The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs. For more information, please visit the Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success Program website.