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SBIO Diversity Statement

At the Morgan Lumber Mill

SBIO is committed to diversity

The faculty, staff and students of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials value diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity and national origin, gender and gender identity, sexuality, socioeconomic status and religion. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all. Our department attempts to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and student body through the creation and maintenance of an inclusive academic community where all may feel like they belong. Our world is interconnected and we wish to ensure that our education, research, and outreach are open and accessible to everyone.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals:

1. Recruit a more diverse faculty/staff

2. Increase diversity-based research and scholarship

3. Develop and implement a climate survey to help foster inclusiveness

4. Improving Accessibility to Facilities

5. Improving Cultural Competency and Awareness

6. Addressing Mental Health and Creating A Sense of Belonging

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Members

  • Tom Hammett
  • Daniel Hindman
  • Maren Roman