Climate, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Nurturing diversity, denouncing intolerance, and promoting acceptance
Who We Are
We are committed to improving the social climate within the Ecology and Conservation Biology department 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.
Our committee is composed of faculty, staff, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate and undergraduate students with a passion to promote a healthy working environment. This leadership and vision ensures that all in our department feel valued, respected and welcome.
We know that wading through resources can be a burden. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of supporting materials and put them in one convenient location.
Texas A&M University and the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. Please browse these resources, offered by the University relating to health, diversity, and inclusion.
CDEI Action Items
- Waive GRE Exam requirement
- Non-discrimination syllabus statement
- Ongoing departmental conversations
- Student recruitment
- Student retention
- Climate initiatives