Climate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Nurturing diversity, denouncing intolerance and promoting acceptance
We are committed to improving the social climate within the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology by increasing diversity and inclusivity in the enrollment of our undergraduate and graduate programs, in the recruitment of our personnel, and in the daily practice of teaching, research, and outreach in our department.
We take an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Texas A&M University and the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology are committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity. We expect a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism, and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation, and world. Texas A&M University, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender identity, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in employment, educational programs, and admissions.
A major goal of the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology is to foster a working and learning environment that nurtures diversity, denounces intolerance, and promotes acceptance, through inclusive curriculum, policies, and procedures.
CDEI Action Items
- Waive GRE Exam requirement
- Non-discrimination syllabus statement
- Ongoing departmental conversations
- Student recruitment
- Student retention
- Climate initiatives
To meet the mission and vision of the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, this Code of Professional Conduct outlines the expectations for all faculty, staff, and students. The goal is to foster equity, inclusivity, and diversity while advancing research in ecology and conservation biology.