Diversity Resources

The University of California, Davis values the diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences in its graduate student population. The Animal Behavior 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, and the College of Biological Sciences Strategic Student Recruitment Plan. Our admission criteria also include candidates’ potential for promoting diversity within the group, the university and the broader scientific community through their own activities leading to broadened participation in support of the university mission for diversity. The group has a very strong record of recruiting and supporting graduate students from Underrepresented Minority (URM) groups, promoting the involvement of URM undergraduates in mentored research settings and facilitating outreach activities of group members to underserved communities.