Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility

INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA) COMMITTEE

The mission of the Whitney Laboratory's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is to foster policies and practices that promote a diverse, positive, welcoming, and supportive environment free of discrimination and harassment for students, faculty, researchers, staff, and visitors along all axes of diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexuality, culture, religion, mental and physical ability, class, immigration status, and the intersections1 of these identities.

THE WHITNEY LABORATORY IS COMMITTED TO:
  •  Diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and fairness in carrying out its vision and mission
  •  Providing a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive climate
  •  Attracting, retaining, supporting, and advancing a diverse student body, workforce, and leadership
  •  Providing regular workshops and professional development on various aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to all members of the Whitney community
  •  Inviting a diverse set of seminar speakers and visiting researchers
  •  Educating and training future leadership in the life sciences that is both diverse and committed to a lifelong mission of promoting and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Maintaining accountability, transparency, and urgency in its sustained focus on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This includes defining goals and metrics annually and assessing performance based on previous years' goals and metrics
  • Continually self-critiquing and refining our ideologies and methods to maximize the promotion of policiesthat foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
ANNUAL GOALS AND ASSESSMENTS
RESOURCES
CURRENT IDEA COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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REPORTING OUTLETS

      For reporting issues/suggestions/concerns related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and/or accessibility:

1 As defined by KimberlĂ© Crenshaw (Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. 1990 doi:10.2307/1229039) and Patricia Hill Collins (The social construction of black feminist thought. (1989 doi:10.1086/494543) and other women of color feminists including Jennifer Nash, Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa, and the Combahee River Collective.
2 As described by Kendi IX in chapter 14 of How to be an antiracist. (2019 ISBN:9780525509288)