The University of California, Davis values the diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences in its graduate student population. The Population Biology Graduate Group encourages diversity in the application and recruitment process by participating in programs to improve graduate diversity, such as the University of California Office of the President Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative. Our admission criteria also include each candidate's potential for leadership in the university mission for diversity. The Population Biology Graduate Group strongly values diversity in all forms (the field in itself is very much a study of diversity at multiple levels of biological organization). The selection of students is very much influenced by the desire to train a diverse group. An important fundamental principle for the Population Biology Graduate Group Program is that it is student focused with students encouraged to be as independent as possible with as much support from the faculty as needed.
Population Biology Diversity Committee
The Population Biology Student Diversity Committee (PopBio SDC) exists to increase and support student diversity in the Population Biology Graduate Group. As graduate students, we formed this committee in 2016 to facilitate the recruitment and participation of students from diverse backgrounds. We also seek to raise awareness about barriers to the participation of underrepresented groups in science and how our community can create positive change. Specifically, we aim to identify and implement methods of increasing student diversity in the program and to create a positive culture within the program that highlights and supports multiple axes of diversity. Our mission aligns closely with the UC Davis Principles of Community and supports the Population Biology Graduate Group’s goal of fostering an inclusive, creative, and impactful community of scientists.
We are currently working on updating this website, developing approaches to increase the diversity in the application pool, and continually trying to create a supportive community in our graduate program.
For further details, visit this site: https://cpb.ucdavis.edu/population-biology-diversity-committee.
Statements of Diversity
- University of California Diversity Statement
- UC Davis Principles of Community
- NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development
Support Programs and Departments
- Academic Affairs - Academic Diversity
- Campus Community Relations
- Campus Council on Community and Diversity
- Cross Cultural Center
- Diversity Education Program
- Graduate Studies UC Davis
- Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Asexual Intersex Resource Center
- Multicultural Resources
- Services for International Students and Scholars
- Student Disability Center
- Women's Resources and Research Center