Dhandapani Venkataraman "DV" with students

Equity & Inclusion

We believe that academic excellence in science is enhanced when faculty and students from diverse perspectives come together to do science in an environment that is inclusive and equitable.

With that core principle in mind, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is committed to increasing, retaining, and supporting the success of faculty and students who have been historically underrepresented in academic science.  The college advances this goal through policies, programs, and working groups implemented at a college-wide level and also through individual departments. Focused efforts are made to remove the barriers that prevent full participation of all scientists and scientists-in-training, including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.  CNS initiatives to promote equity and inclusion are in support of the University's Diversity Mission, which includes a commitment to inclusion of historically underrepresented groups and belief that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence.