Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Department of Biology at Winthrop University is committed to the success of all our students, faculty, and staff. Each individual in our learning community brings a unique and valuable perspective, created from their lived experiences, to the study of our discipline. We seek to foster dialogue around our differences to perpetuate unity in light of them. When diverse scientists work together, they enrich and expand the insights gleaned from scientific endeavors. Therefore, we deeply value the academic and personal potential in everyone who is a part of our learning community.

We unilaterally denounce the systemic injustice – based on race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, or veteran status – that has erected barriers to so many people, past and present. We are committed to disrupting barriers our learners face in pursuit of their education and dreams.