Department of Biology
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
As the science of life, biology celebrates the diversity of races and ethnicities, traits, appearances, personal identities, sexual orientations, cultures, creeds, and abilities of all individuals. We acknowledge that systemic racism, sexism, and ableism are deeply entrenched in the biological sciences, and we pledge to oppose all forms of discrimination. Critical to remedying these injustices are acknowledging privilege and bias, and intentionally cultivating a diverse, inclusive and just community. The NMU Biology Department is providing leadership through action-oriented initiatives to effect positive change in our discipline and our community. Doing otherwise would run counter to our own dedication to our discipline, to science, and to life itself.