Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UArizona

As a land-grant university, an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and an American Indian and Alaska Native-Serving Institution on Indigenous lands of the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui, the University of Arizona has exceptional responsibilities to promote a diverse and inclusive community.

Our goal in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is to support a diverse community and make inclusiveness a habit. We champion the view that we can achieve excellence only when we effectively empower all voices in our research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach. The EEB Department is actively engaging its students, staff, and faculty in this endeavor.

We believe allyship and solidarity cannot merely be words, but must be backed with tangible actions. We take responsibility for actively advancing an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist culture in our Department and at the University. Members of our Department have worked together to identify specific action items to tackle in the near and long term, including developing and implementing our own code of conduct, best practices in recruitment and mentoring, student recognition and support, inclusive and anti-racist curriculum content and classroom spaces, and inclusive community engagement.

To organize and advance these actions we have formed a Committee for Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity (CARE) and an ongoing series of CARE seminars, discussions, and activities. Please see below for more information about CARE and links to community resources within and beyond our Department.


EEB Committee for Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity (CARE)

Current Members for 2022 (New members rotate in each calendar year):

  • Katrina Dlugosch
  • David Enard
  • Megan Cunnington
  • Lauren Harrison
  • Elise Lauterbur
  • Jay Goldberg
  • Jocelyn Navarro
  • Tung Phung

Past Meeting MINUTES

CARE Seminar and Discussion series

CONTACT the Committee for CARE

Do you have questions, complaints, or comments for the Committee for CARE to review? We would love to hear from you. You can provide feedback anonymously using this comment form.


For the EEB Community

For Everyone

  • EVENTS calendar (Coming soon!)
  • Twitter: @UofAEEB
  • Under construction: Guidelines and templates for increasing FIELD SAFETY
  • Under construction: Template for LAB POLICIES

For Undergrads

For Grads

For Postdocs


University of Arizona Resources in Support of Diversity and Inclusion

General Resources

Affinity Groups and Individualized Resources


Resources for Reporting and Support

For Everyone

For All Employees

For Graduate Students

For Undergraduate Students

  • Dean of Students for student assistance, including potential complaints and grievances against another student
  • CAPS Counseling and Psych Services

Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.