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Diversity Statement

A diverse student body which fosters inclusivity and respects the backgrounds of all students is paramount to driving intellectual growth and open dialogue. Our goal is to encourage and create a safe, positive, and inclusive environment in which our graduate community members thrive by being given equal access to opportunities for advancement to reach their personal and career goals. We strongly believe that great science happens when each team member feels welcomed and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to the lab. Innovation occurs when we maximize our creative potential; scientific discoveries occur when we think critically. These advances are catalyzed by collaboration between individuals with diverse experiences and ways of thinking. These diverse experiences include age, disability status, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, geographic region, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more. To this end, we ensure equal opportunity and access to our program for scientific scholars of all personal backgrounds. We are not only committed to our graduate program's continual improvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion, but also to humanity. As such, the Graduate Program in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences program encourages both undergraduate and graduate scholars from communities underrepresented in STEM to apply, especially individuals from the Black/African American, Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and disabled communities.