Botany EDI Initiatives and Reports

Botany EDI Initiatives and Reports

Current Initiatives

Our current focus is on graduate student recruitment, admissions, and mentorship. We are working on a range of shorter- and longer-term initiatives, including the following:

  • Clarifying the admissions process and providing more inclusive guidance for prospective students from diverse backgrounds on the departmental website
  • Forging partnerships with institutions or programs to increase the diversity of our applicant pool
  • Constructing a more holistic review process for admissions and fellowships
  • Working with faculty on equitable evaluation of diverse applicants and developing/offering resources for faculty who seek guidance in supporting these students

Past Accomplishments

Since our launch in October 2020, we have accomplished the following: