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The Department of Biology at Saint Louis University believes that protecting and promoting biological and social diversity is central to our mission of understanding biology through research, critical thinking, and life-long learning.

Diversity, in all of its forms, perpetuates vigorous and creative research and educational environments, nurtures new ideas that serve humanity and the planet we inhabit, and creates an adaptable faculty and student body capable of persevering through and emerging from adversity. We hope to achieve this diversity by recruiting and welcoming faculty, staff and students representing all human identities, including race, religion, gender, sexual preference, nationality, age, and ability.

Diversity Committee:
Gerardo Camilo
Lindzy Dodson
Kasey Fowler-Finn
Blythe Janowiak
Daniel Warren
Laurie Shornick (Chair)
On campus resources - Below is a sampling of groups and programs dedicated to diversity and inclusion around Saint Louis University.  

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement 

SLU SafeZone 

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) 

Diversity in Curriculum

Office of Disability Services

Accessibility at SLU

Cross Cultural Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

National resources:

NIH Diversity Program Consortium 

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science 

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students 

Department of Biology Alumni:

Dr. Stanley Andrisse From Prison Cells to PhD