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.

Upcoming Events

Resistance Studies Initiative
Amilcar Shabazz, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

Integrated Science Building (ISB) Room 145

STEM Education Institute
Leykia Nulan, Asst Provost for Diversity in Enrollment UM
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Hasbrouck, 107, New location this year!

Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Annie Myers, Susan Pincus, Myers Produce, Sawmill Herb Farm
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Paige Laboratory Room 202