Diversity and Inclusion

Princeton’s EEB department welcomes all scholars of ecology and evolutionary biology. We stand for an open and supportive climate in which everyone can learn and thrive.  We stand against discrimination and harassment in all forms in our classrooms, labs, and field sites.  We strive to cultivate a community that appreciates individual differences, engages in rigorous but respectful debate, and embraces our individual and collective responsibilities to cultivate the well-being of all. 

In early 2016, we formed the Committee on Climate for All in EEB  to promote and sustain diversity, inclusivity and transparency across the department. A centerpiece of our work thus far is the EEB Scholars Program (highlighted below).

The committee includes representatives from among EEB’s graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty.  Associate Professor Andrea L. Graham chairs the committee and the Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences Dr. Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez advises and supports the committee. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.   

Links to relevant campus resources

University Centers and Offices 
Bias Reporting and options
An Inclusive Princeton
Sexual Misconduct & Title IX at Princeton


EEB Scholars Program

As part of efforts to increase the diversity and accessibility of graduate studies in ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton EEB encourages students to apply to our EEB Scholars Program. This program is set up for competitive undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to EEB. If selected through an application process scholars will be invited to come to campus to tour the department, interact with current graduate students, and meet with faculty members.  Applicants from Minority Serving Institutions and those who inhabit other axes of minority status are especially encouraged to apply. Read more