Diversity

Diverse individuals within the sciences are essential to the continued success of the community in its academic pursuits. The Biology Department at Texas A&M embraces this concept and welcomes the advancement of its members by incorporating people from all backgrounds. This is achieved by recruiting talented individuals from all facets of sex, race, gender, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, geographic region, abilities or disabilities, and socioeconomic status. As in nature, diversity allows for the optimization of the group and creates a stimulating environment. Embracing diversity here at A&M allows for optimization of the intellectual environment made possible by the sharing of ideas of people from a broad demographic.  Each group brings a unique and invaluable perspective and mindset to the science community. This inclusivity of diverse groups in the science community will help shift the disproportionate balance currently being represented here at Texas A&M, which is vital to the future of our intellectual integrity.

Please email us with any questions or concerns at diversity@bio.tamu.edu.

CONTACTS

Name Title
Jennifer Bradford Graduate Program Coordinator (chair)
Dr. Jim Smith Professor
Dr. Asha Rao Instructional Assistant Professor
Jill Lyster Academic Advisor III
Sharon Epps Laboratory Instructor
McKensie Le Fevre Webmaster
Maureen Hayden Graduate Student
Ryan Rahman Undergraduate Student

UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman

Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity
Professor, Department of Communications

Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity
Texas A&M University
001 Jack K. Williams Administration Building
TAMU 1360; College Station, TX 77843-1360
Phone: (979) 458-2905
Email: diversity@tamu.edu

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Website: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: (979) 458-2905

Email: diversity@tamu.edu

The Office for Diversity works to advance accountability, campus climate, and equity across the university while resisting racism, bias, and discrimination.
College of Science Diversity and College Climate Office

Website: Diversity and College Climate Office

Phone: (979) 845-7361

Email: Dr. Derya Akleman (derya@stat.tamu.edu)

The College of Science’s Diversity Office works to create a welcoming environment and support individuals from all backgrounds, respecting and reflecting differences in discipline, national origin, race, ethnicity, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and beliefs.
Reporting Forms
STOP HATE

Website: Stop Hate Incident Report Form

Online form to report incidents of hate/bias.
TELL SOMEONE

Website: Tell Someone Report Form

Phone: (979) 845-4728

Email: Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez

Cynthia.Hernandez@tamu.edu

If you observe any behavior that is concerning, you may report the behavior using the online report form or by contacting one of the Special Situations Team members during business hours.
Services
Department of Multicultural Services

Website: Department of Multicultural Services

Phone: (979) 862-2000

Email: dms-info@dms.tamu.edu

The Department of Multicultural Services offers multiple educational and developmental initiatives and programs that foster belonging, community, and inclusive learning environments as students thrive as members of the Aggie family.
THE LGBTQ+ Pride Center

Website: LGBTQ+ Pride Center

Phone: (979) 862-8920

Email: glbt@tamu.edu

The LGBTQ+ Pride Center at Texas A&M University strives to create a thriving environment supporting the success of every student through the education, advancement, and championing of the broad spectrum of sexual, affectional, and gender identities in the spirit of the Aggie Core Values.
Disability Services

Website: Disability Services

Phone: (979) 845-1637

Email: disability@tamu.edu

Disability Resources offers accommodations coordination, evaluation referral, disability-related information, assistive technology services, sign language interpreting and transcription services for academically related purposes.
Women’s Resource Center

Website: Women’s Resource Center

Phone: (979) 845.8784

Email: wrc@tamu.edu

The mission of the Women’s Resource Center at Texas A&M University is to pursue equity and enhance the campus climate for women through visibility, advocacy, support, and programming.
Non-Discrimination Statements
Student Non-Discrimination Statement https://student-rules.tamu.edu/statement/
Employee Equal Opportunity Statement https://employees.tamu.edu/employee-relations/eeo.html
Shared Spaces on Campus
All Gender Restrooms on Campus https://aggiemap.tamu.edu/map/d (Click Legend tab and choose “Unisex Bathroom”)
Training Programs
Aggie Allies

Website: https://allies.tamu.edu/

Email: allies@tamu.edu

Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University who display an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.
Step In. Stand Up.

Website: Step In. Stand Up.

Report Form: Sexual Assault Report Form

Step In. Stand Up. has been created to bring awareness to our community and encourage others to share our message. Aggies step in as active bystanders to prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence and stand up to support survivors.
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training

Website: Green Dot Bystander Intervention

Phone: (979) 845-6241

Email: greendot@tamu.edu

Green Dot teaches Aggie faculty/staff and students to be aware of potential violence around them and provides the skills, strategies, and tactics to use the power of peer influence to intervene appropriately and safely in high-risk situations. Green Dot teaches how to become an active bystander when acts of power-based personal violence are witnessed.

NETWORKS & ORGANIZATIONS