Department of Microbiology Diversity Statement

The University of Washington Department of Microbiology promotes and supports excellence and achievement in microbiology research and education in order to advance an understanding of the natural world, to improve human health, and to encourage the development of new technologies. The strength of our society and the creativity of the workforce of the 21st century depend upon the contributions of all persons. With this outlook, the department is committed to encourage diversity among our students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create a community that nurtures the talents of everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, disability, race, religion, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.

We contribute to the institutional diversity efforts at the University of Washington by:

  • recruiting and training students from diverse backgrounds and experiences,
  • hiring and mentoring faculty and staff with broad perspectives and life experiences,
  • valuing the contributions that diversity brings to our research and educational programs,
  • and maintaining an accepting environment that respects and supports the diverse challenges experienced by each individual.

We welcome the efforts and insights of everyone in our community. Through our collaborative efforts, we encourage discovery and the development of new programs, collaborations, and innovative approaches to educate and inform an increasingly interconnected and complex world.

Committee Members:

Campus community resources committed to diversity and inclusion 

Note: *indicates funding support opportunities/available

Graduate School Resources

  • UW Graduate School’s Diversity and Inclusion Provides weekly updated information about the Graduate School’s diversity efforts.
  • Go-MAP The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program supports students of color and students from other underrepresented groups.
  • GPSS Diversity Funding Funds for Registered Student Organizations and Departments working on diversity at the UW Campus.

UW Medicine and School of Medicine Resources

Courses, Programs, and Educational Opportunities

  • Disability Studies at the University of Washington Undergrad minor. Language, research, policy supporting disability community.
  • College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Minor Offers courses on Diversity Minor and provides links to resources on different aspects of diversity to strengthen students understanding of how race, class, gender, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, religion and age interact to define identities and social relationships.
  • *McNair Program Prepares first generation college student and undergraduates from under-represented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
  • *UW Banks Center for Educational Justice College of Education.  Research on race/diversity. Events & programs on diversity and equity.
  • *Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Coordinates and develops minority educational programs on navigating the University and its resources.

Campus Resource Centers for Equity and Inclusion

Resources for Reporting Bias Incidents and Conflict Resolution

UW Listservs, Groups and Resources

External Resources

Credit to the UW Department of Geography for contributions to this list of resources.