Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations.

Created in 2018, the MCB DEI Committee is made up of MCB students, faculty and staff focused on improving the lives of everyone in the MCB community, specifically those from minoritized populations. We’re building a culture that welcomes the different lived experiences of our students, staff and faculty. We believe supporting historically excluded groups and upholding our commitment to intentional inclusivity is fundamental to the success of the MCB program.

The DEI Committee meets once a month to work on events, resources, and programmatic efforts and initiatives. Our goal is to maximize the opportunities for academic growth and scientific discovery by providing visibility, advocacy, and safe space for all identities.

DEI Committee Meetings are open to MCB non-committee members to attend. Meeting minutes are also available upon request – please email us to request a copy.

Do not hesitate to reach out to the MCB DEI Committee with questions or suggestions.

DEI Committee Members




In Spring 2023, the MCB Program initiated a strategic planning process to ensure that the program proactively responds to the emerging needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A strategic planning committee comprised of MCB faculty, students, and staff partnered with a higher education consulting firm (Integrated Strategy, LLC) to develop a plan that aims to advance a vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion, support an increasingly diverse MCB community, and promote a culture of care that supports students and promotes student success.

MCB Student Success Equity Plan

Resources at UW

Resources at Fred Hutch

Other Resources