The graduate students of the Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology are committed to fostering a community that welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. As graduate students in OEB, our intellectual interests span all of Earth’s taxa and a varied array of research approaches. We believe that intellectual diversity is one of our department’s great strengths, and we view the fundamental values of diversity, respect, fairness, and kindness in our community as inseparable from our goals as scientists. Upholding this commitment means we communicate with respect, support one another in speaking up if we think our values are being disregarded, and actively work with the Department to promote diversity initiatives. We likewise expect all visitors to our department to abide by these standards and help us create a safe and welcoming environment. We invite all to join us not only in our pursuit of scientific excellence, but also in our commitment to dignity, equity, and access in science.
There are many resources available for students who want to explore diversity-related topics in GSAS. The Perspectives guide is a good place to start. We also recommend that you visit the GSAS student diversity website.
Other resources include:
GSAS W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society https://gsas.harvard.edu/student-life/harvard-resources/web-dubois-graduate-society
SACNAS - Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - Harvard local chapter https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sacnasharvard/home
GSAS LGBTQ Student Site https://gsas.harvard.edu/student-life/harvard-resources/lgbtq-students
HGWISE - Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/hgwise/home