Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Washington State University Resources

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CAHNRS

CAHNRS commits to cultivating diverse, equitable, inclusive, and safe environments for all people that foster transformative student experiences, authentic community engagement and respectful knowledge exchange while furthering innovative research that addresses important complex local and global agricultural, human, and natural resource issues.

Office of Outreach and Education

Essential to Washington State University’s public, land-grant tradition of service to society, the mission of the Office of Outreach and Education (formerly the Office of Equity and Diversity) is to promote, create, and sustain an inclusive campus and community environment through education. We will achieve this by fostering collaborative partnerships, engaging cultural differences, promoting dialogue, advancing knowledge, and providing community spaces.

Resource Guide for Underrepresented Faculty & Staff

This Resource Guide was developed through a collaborative effort of a large number of administrators, faculty and staff across the WSU system. The purpose of this Guide is to provide incoming faculty and staff from under-represented populations with an introduction to the resources and cultural riches available within the WSU System, and within each specific campus and community. This guide is not intended to be exhaustive or definitive, but to provide a sample of the plethora of resources available and aid in the transition into the WSU community, and any input is welcome to make this Guide more responsive to faculty and staff.

Social Justice Peer Educators

The Social Justice Peer Educators (SJPEs) program provides a number of opportunities for students to develop through educational programs, workshops, and trainings that advance equity, diversity, and social justice at Washington State University. We offer a comfortable area to continue the DEI and social justice dialogue and build community while you take a study break, eat, or relax. Come visit our space to learn more about the opportunities and resources we provide!

The Office of Multicultural Student Services

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) seeks to facilitate the best undergraduate experience for multicultural, first generation, and other underrepresented students through the provision of culturally relevant services to enhance their learning and development and foster their successful transition, adjustment, persistence, achievement, and graduation.

Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center serves and supports LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumnx throughout the Washington State University system by providing resources, fostering community building, and relevant initiatives. Additionally, we promote academic and personal growth, learning, and development for students. While we foreground the needs of LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and alumnx we serve the entire Washington State University system through training, consultation, advocacy, and coalition building to advance access and equity throughout the institution.

First at WSU

Washington State University is a First-gen Forward Institution, recognized for its dedication to serving first‑generation college students. WSU joins the inaugural cohort of 80 universities and colleges across the nation selected by the Center for First‑Generation Student Success, an initiative of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and The Suder Foundation.

Resources in the Agricultural Community

American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Crop Science Society of America Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Societies

As we take steps forward in improving our Societies – there is nothing more important than diversity, equity and inclusion. We know we must do more across our scientific community for strength, creativity, and innovation in science. We acknowledge a lack of diversity and representation across our Societies — and we are taking additional actions. The information here provides background on past actions and current plans. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA have taken action to improve to diversity and inclusion across our Societies. We know these actions are not enough and we do not have all the answers. The door to change is open – we continue to invite you to help us double down on our efforts to end racism and inequality across our scientific community.

Equity in the USDA

At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity and inclusion rooted in justice and equal opportunity for our employees and those we serve.

MANRRS – Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resource & Related Sciences

MANRRS is a national society that pursues excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. The Society promotes and fosters minority involvement in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences fields. The national society consists of more than 55 chapters located at various colleges and universities throughout the United States. Individual chapter activities, regional events and the annual national conference are designed to develop a Partnership between students in agriculture, natural resources and professionals from academic institutions, government agencies, and private industry. MANRRS establishes partnerships by promoting professional development, networking, and career placement in a nurturing environment. Membership into the National Society is open to people of all racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who support the objectives of diverse and inclusive participation and achievement in agriculture and related sciences careers. Current membership exceeds 2,050 and consists of undergraduate & graduate students located at more than 55 colleges and universities as well as professional men and women from government, universities, and private industry. Honorary membership is bestowed upon individuals, organizations, corporations, institutions of higher learning, and federal agencies that have made significant contributions toward the support of MANRRS.

Frontiers Diversity, Inclusivity & Equity

The global anti-racism protests have rallied millions to join the long walk towards full inclusivity and equity in society. They have raised a collective voice against social inequalities and injustice in unmistakable terms. They have triggered rigorous debate and a demand for action not only in society at large, but also in science and the institutions associated with science, including in our own organization. Frontiers stands with our Black colleagues, authors, reviewers, editors and readers, and with all people affected by systemic racism and prejudice. We are listening to their voices and will work as a single community towards the building of an equitable and inclusive society.

500 Women Scientists

Our mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and assessible by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms.