Diversity Initiatives


We want to be just, equitable and transparent about the ways we evaluate, compensate, and reward all members of our department. We want to be a department of scholars that gives back to the local and international scientific communities in which we are embedded. We are committed to creating an academic environment enriched by diverse life experiences, where everyone feels respected, heard, and safe. We are dedicated to preventing all forms of discrimination and harassment, and hold all members of our community accountable to our values of equity and justice.

This is a constant work in progress

To help us accomplish our goals, the Biology Department has two Diversity Committees:

We invite you to learn more about these committees, as well as read Trinity College's official Statement on Diversity & Inclusion.

Are you suffering Discrimination, Harassment, and/or Sexual Misconduct?

  • Duke's Office for Institutional Equity has mechanisms in place to help you report an incident of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct.
  • If you are a Duke student, or the incident involves a Duke student, Duke's Office of Student Conduct can help you report the incident.
  • If you are a Duke student and would like a neutral, confidential, and safe environment to discuss concerns and help clarify important issues, contact Ada Gregory, Duke's student ombudsperson.
If you are a Graduate Student, refer to this interactive tool to report harassment, discrimination, and other concerns.