The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is committed to promoting respect for the rights and privileges of all, understanding and appreciating human differences and the constructive expression of ideas.

The School has adopted a statement of commitment:

Respect for difference and equity is a core value in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. We acknowledge and embrace difference (including race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, age, citizenship status, and ability) as we strive to create learning environments, scholarship, mentoring relationships, and working environments that foster inclusivity and belonging in our community. To do so, we strive to promote equity and inclusion by eliminating individual and institutional discrimination.

See the full Diversity and Inclusion statement here. For more on microaggressions and what they are, read this story.

Students who anticipate or experience barriers to learning or full participation in a course based on a physical, learning or mental health disability should immediately contact the instructor to discuss possible accommodation(s). If a student has, or thinks they have, a temporary or permanent disability that impacts participation in any course, please contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at: 206-543-8924 V / 206-543-8925 TDD or Please also feel free to contact the SEFS’ office of Student and Academic Services with any questions or concerns.

The Diversity Committee co-chairs for 2019-20 are:

Sarah Converse, associate professor, 206-685-2315,

Brian J. Harvey, assistant professor, 206-685-9929,

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at UW 

Learn more about the College of the Environment’s Diversity and Inclusion



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