IANR’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We value the contributions of each person and strive to make each interaction matter. Our strategic direction related to diversity and inclusion is closely aligned with and contributes to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s N2025 strategic plan. We are committed to engaging in practices that demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusive excellence.
We recognize that when we value diversity through inclusive practices the results are creativity, innovation and a sense of belonging—precisely what is needed to tackle the grand challenges being addressed by the more than 1,900 faculty and staff and more than 3,100 students of the Institute.
In fulfilling our mission related to teaching and learning, research, and extension, we consider and implement ways to respect and value each person’s background, experience, ability, ideology, culture, and identity. The degree to which we can create a welcoming and inclusive environment is the degree to which we can maximize our impact, both today and into the future.
We strongly encourage applications for faculty, staff, and administrator positions from qualified individuals from groups who are underrepresented in the fields and disciplines related to agriculture, natural resources, and the human sciences.
Activities and initiatives in IANR are coordinated with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion.
We welcome and encourage your ideas, questions and feedback as we work toward a more inclusive, more accessible, and more just IANR.Make a Suggestion
Links to Related Information and Resources
- A message from IANR leadership (July 2020)
We reaffirm our commitment to take additional and intentional steps towards making IANR and Nebraska agriculture more inclusive for those who feel the impacts of bias, racism, microaggressions, and other forms of oppression.
- IANR Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
A group of 12 faculty, staff, and students advise the IANR senior leadership team on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
- The University of Nebraska System Climate Study
In early 2017, the University of Nebraska system partnered with Gallup to learn more about perceptions of a broad range of issues related to campus climate from students, faculty members, staff members and alumni. While the report does not specifically address climate within IANR, it does provide insight into the climate of the university as a whole. Read about the University of Nebraska System Climate Study.
- Integrated Action Plan - Enhancing the participation of all Nebraskans in UNL-IANR Research and Extension Activities (June 2013)
- The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Non-Discrimination Statement
- Civil Rights and ADA Compliance
- Institutional Equity and Compliance at UNL (including Title IX compliance)
- Applicable laws and policies related to diversity at UNL
- Defining diversity and inclusion