CRB Diversity Statement
The Department Cell and Regenerative Biology is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty in the Department. We value the contributions of each person and respect how their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinions enrich our community. Diversity, representation, and inclusion are vital in all spaces, and are of particular importance in our educational and research settings, as they are essential and linked to our shared goals of academic excellence and social awareness. We encourage faculty, staff, and learners from diverse environments, both nationally and internationally, to join our department. We will celebrate a multicultural and multinational environment as it increases our collective compassion and global awareness. We will foster an equitable and inclusive environment where a wide range of experiences and perspectives are welcomed and valued. Our goal is that all of our learners, staff, and faculty feel comfortable, safe, seen, and acknowledged.
The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology acknowledges that the University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies the ancestral lands of the Ho-Chunk, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to recognize this history of colonization, such that it informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, we respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin. We acknowledge that words are not enough and must ensure that we provide the support, resources, and programs necessary to increase access and opportunities for our indigenous students, staff, faculty, and community members.