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Code of Mutual Respect

The Department of Biology strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. The Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation was developed to embody the values that we hope our faculty, staff, and students will put forward everyday.

Department Guides

Learn more about Biology's Guide program and how you can receive help in addressing sensitive departmental issues.


How can you help?

Find diversity, equity and inclusion resources to learn how you can make a supportive and welcoming environment

Diversity and Inclusion

Biology Climate & Diversity Committee

The Climate and Diversity committee's goal is to create a supportive and welcoming environment

C&D Committee

Climate and Diversity Committee Events

See a full listing of C&D events

Upcoming Events

Staff Advisory Committee

The Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) exists to support the staff within the College.  By listening to what's important to staff, the Committee not only develops programs to help, but also forwards recommendations and solutions to the Dean.

Staff Advisory Awards PSU


The Eberly College of Science climate and diversity committee wants to hear from you! The committee is charged to foster an inclusive atmosphere within the college that promotes cooperation and tolerance among all its members.


A curated list of topic summaries generated during Biology Department or other College or University discussions of DEI issues

Useful Tips and Things to Consider

Acknowledgement of Land

In collaboration with the Indigenous People Student Association (IPSA) and the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance (IFSA)

The Pennsylvania State University campuses are located on the original homelands of the Erie, Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora), Lenape (Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe, Stockbridge-Munsee), Shawnee (Absentee, Eastern, and Oklahoma), Susquehannock, and Wahzhazhe (Osage) Nations.  As a land grant institution, we acknowledge and honor the traditional caretakers of these lands and strive to understand and model their responsible stewardship. We also acknowledge the longer history of these lands and our place in that history.

Safer People Safer Places