Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Department of Plant Pathology values all its members and their contributions and is committed to engaging in practices that celebrate diversity, promote inclusion, strive for equity, and foster a sense of belonging. We believe people, like plants, thrive in an environment that is positive, encouraging, and nurturing, and it is our priority as a department to sustain and build this environment and culture.

We Strive to Be Intentional, Accountable, and Reflective

Our Programs

We encourage participation in a number of programs and resources that help inform and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our Actions

Our personnel and programs strive to provide the leadership to effectively deal with differing ideas and views to enable them to interact with diverse people and cultures in meaningful and constructive ways. We are also actively looking for people who will contribute to the diversity of the Plant Pathology community. We strongly encourage applications for faculty, staff, and administrator positions from groups who are underrepresented in the field of Plant Pathology.

Our Impacts

  • Faculty, students, and staff advise department leadership on efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment
  • The Weekly Update keeps department members connected and highlights the contributions of our diverse community
  • Department members are encouraged to participate in the JEDI Badge Program to increase awareness in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion