The OSU Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution is committed to cultivating a more inclusive, and therefore more diverse academic unit. We pledge to support and promote a culture that prioritizes equitable opportunities and recognition within our department. Our effectiveness as a unit depends on greater inclusion of the individual talents and resources of everyone. We are opposed to all forms of discrimination that unfairly disadvantage some, privilege others, and run counter to our values of equality and social justice. We are striving as a department, and as individuals, to actively build a collaborative culture focused on excellence and integrity in scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and service.