The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECCB) promotes a safe, positive, encouraging, and welcoming environment in all aspects and activities of the department: undergraduate and graduate teaching; research and scholarly activities; and service, outreach, and community engagement. This departmental environment (i.e., climate) includes respect for all people regardless of background and identity including, but not limited to, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The primary mission of the Climate Committee is to support efforts that contribute to a safe, positive, encouraging, and welcoming climate and identifying and responding to issues that detract from this environment. In doing so, the Climate Committee develops and implements initiatives and activities designed to continually bring awareness to, and elevate the importance of, safe, positive, encouraging, and welcoming environments within and beyond ECCB.
The vision of the Climate Committee is a departmental climate where all community members are safe, valued, supported, and included.