Florida State University

Commitment to Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Belongingness

The FSU Program in Neuroscience is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belongingness for our trainees, faculty and staff. Our understanding of diversity is broad, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disability, religious beliefs, and other aspects of individual identity. We recognize that diverse perspectives drive excellence in education and innovation in science. We also acknowledge that training and careers in science have not always been accessible and welcoming to all, and we take responsibility for improving this within our program and sphere of influence.

This process is led by the Program in Neuroscience Diversity, Inclusion and Belongingness Task Force. We support the FSU Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, and we are currently in the process of developing our own strategic plan for the Program in Neuroscience under the guidance of the FSU Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. During the 2021-22 academic year, we expect to provide training for program members, perform a self-assessment to determine our current strengths and challenges, and develop concrete goals, strategies, and metrics for measuring progress.

To contact the Diversity and Belongingness Task Force, email diversity@neuro.fsu.edu. Emails to this address will be delivered to the chair and are not guaranteed to remain confidential.

To report incidents of discrimination or other related concerns, you may submit a complaint through the FSU Office of Human Resources