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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to making our department a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
All people have a place in FWF.

Not only are diversity and inclusion supported by federal law, but practicing these ideas, and putting them to work, helps create a more robust, productive, and creative environment.

We invite you to join our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Together, we can make our department, our college, and our university a better, brighter place.

Scroll down for more ideas on how to get involved and links for continuing education.

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. – Anne Frank

Resources to Help You Get Started


FWF Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is responsible for making diversity and inclusion visible; celebrating, recognizing, and encouraging progress; identifying ways to make the department more engaged and inclusive; and increasing awareness of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

Committee Members:

(* indicates Safe Zone participants)
Artwork by graduate student and committee member Brittany Panos