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Fostering an environment of inclusion and equity for every member of the CALS community.

We All Represent CALS

Diversity is about more than just one element of a person’s identity, like race, gender or ethnicity. It’s about inclusion, equity and celebrating differences — as well as similarities.

The CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to build an inclusive environment where every student, faculty and staff member can reach his or her full potential. We believe that people are members of more than one community simultaneously and live multiple, layered identities. A unique individual is produced at the intersection of these identities — an individual that we welcome, respect and celebrate.

Working in partnership with the CALS Diversity Council, we help the college achieve its diversity goals. But our success in building a diverse and inclusive environment depends on everyone. Students, staff, faculty and administrators all have important roles to play.


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Creating Opportunities

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers innovative programs aimed at recruiting and retaining students, as well as retaining staff and faculty members from underrepresented groups. We also provide faculty and staff with opportunities for diversity training - and hope to keep growing those options.

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Have Questions?

If you'd like to learn more about CALS Diversity Programs, please feel free to contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

Dr. Alex Graves, Interim Director

Ms. LaTosha Bradley, JD, Advanced Administrative Associate

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