Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

OEB DEIJ Mission Statement

Members of the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) graduate program recognize the injustices that continue to arise from systemic racism and other structural barriers to inclusion in our discipline. We affirm our commitment to work toward dismantling inequitable systems, including those that impact the recruitment and retention of a diverse OEB student body. We embrace diversity in all its many facets – race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic status, political views, physical abilities, neurodiversity, and age. We strive for inclusive practices in our courses, our labs and research groups, and in the program as a whole. Full representation and the empowerment of diverse viewpoints in our community make us better. This in turn strengthens our science and its potential for positive impacts on the world, opens us to discovery and innovation, and enables us to better prepare the next generation of scientists and global citizens.

Please use this link to bring any concerns/issues to our attention, or to provide anonymous feedback/suggestions.


Other resources:

JEDI Journal archive

DEIJ resources spreadsheet

OEB seminar - JEDI community slide deck

UMass NSB DEIJ link

Michigan State University - DEI Vision Statement, Definitions and Clarifications, Goals, and Feedback