GW Biology DEI Statement
We, in the Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University, are committed to fostering a welcoming environment and providing equitable opportunities for all members of our community. As a department, we value and celebrate diversity in all its many forms. Our differences make us stronger and better able to understand the world around us. As residents of the DC metro area, we are fortunate to live and work in a region home to an incredible diversity of people and cultures. In this department, we strive to listen to and to elevate the voices of people historically excluded from science and to build a vibrant and inclusive community of teachers and scholars that value individuals differing in race, ethnicity, nationality, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, age, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic status.
We recognize that this statement is aspirational and may not address the full spectrum of ways in which an individual’s identity and experiences intersect with their education and scholarship. Because we are very much a work in progress, we encourage you to join our ongoing conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion so that together, we can create a more welcoming and supportive environment that respects and values diversity in its many forms.
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
The George Washington University
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