Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We view championing diversity and inclusion as the only way to equitably and successfully solve the grand challenges associated with human-environment interactions.

The University of Arizona embraces and practices diversity and inclusiveness, and our department supports and protects all forms of social identities, including but not limited to: age, disability status, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion and veteran status.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The University of Arizona occupies on the original homelands of the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui Nations. Indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. Aligning with the university’s core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up the Wildcat community. At the institutional level, it is important to be proactive in broadening awareness throughout campus to ensure our students feel represented and valued.


ENVS Inclusive Excellence Committee

Our departmental committee, comprised of faculty seeks to put our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into action. We work on issues including (but not limited to) the following themes that were presented in our summer 2020 interdialogue group conversations:

  • Micro- and Macroaggressions
  • Hiring Practices
  • Graduation School Admissions
  • Accountability & Accountability Systems
  • Tenure Practices

The committee is currently working on creating an action plan and timeline that will go live on this webpage in 2021.

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