The Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible, and safe environment where everyone can learn and thrive. Everyone includes faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students regardless of a range of traits including, but not limited to, physical ability, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, political views, religious beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. This goal of fostering such an environment serves two important purposes: 1. Recruiting, retaining, and advancing a diverse community of scholars, staff, and students, who bring a variety of perspectives to creative problem-solving, enhances our innovation in research, teaching, and outreach, and 2. Working in an inclusive, accessible, and safe environment is key to being engaged and empowered citizens of the world.
We have formed an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee, who will work with the Department to create a strategic plan to meet our goal and assess progress. We will post our plan here by January 2021.