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Diversity at Biology and the University of Oregon

The Department of Biology and the University of Oregon seek to recruit and train diverse students, including students with disabilities and underrepresented minorities. We foster an inclusive environment with the goal of providing the opportunity for all students to excel and to broaden their perspectives and experiences. A number of resources are available to help achieve these goals.

Accessible education center: The AEC creates an inclusive educational environment that is usable, equitable and sustainable.

Office of Equity and Inclusion: The University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all faculty, administrators, students, and community members.

Office of Affirmative action and Equal Opportunity: The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) offers the UO community a place to discuss and report issues, concerns and conflicts regarding discriminatory or harassing behavior.

UO Graduate School: Student Diversity Resources: There are a variety of resources available to University of Oregon graduate students.


Student Groups:

CMiS: A community for Minorities in STEM

AccessAbility Student Union: AccessAbility Student Union is a cross-disability student group

Black Women of Achievement: The mission of Black Women of Achievement (B.W.A.) is to provide a social, cultural, educational, and physical development to women of color

Graduate Student Association: The GSA is a group for all graduate students on campus to connect, share information, and work for the betterment of the graduate experience

IMPACT: IMPACT is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for first generation college students and/or students from underrepresented communities.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer Alliance: The LGBTQA Alliance’s core purpose is to create opportunities for people to celebrate, appreciate, and affirm their whole selves.

Multicultural Center: The Multicultural Center, based on the EMU student union hall, ideally aspired to be a center “where all students would be welcomed to meet, plan, and help with educating the community about diversity.”

Native American Student Union: The Native American Student Union (NASU) at the University of Oregon assists American Indian, Alaskan Natives, and Indigenous Peoples in maintaining cultural values while pursuing their educational goals.

Queer, Trans & Intersex Students of Color: QTISOC creates community for Queer, Trans & Intersex students of color.

University of Oregon Women in Physics: University of Oregon Women in Physics aims to connect women in different stages of their careers (undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members) in order to build a strong internal network.

Women in Graduate Science: The Women in Graduate Science organization at the University of Oregon focuses on the development of women within interdisciplinary sciences to become successful scientists.

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