Getting Involved

There are a number of ways in which faculty, staff, students, and alumni can participate in creating a more inclusive and diverse Division of Biological Sciences. Consider the positive impact you can make by contributing your time, skills, and/or resources to one of the following engagement opportunities.

Do you have a new idea for an engagement opportunity or initiative that isn’t included here? Let us know!


We encourage Division faculty, staff, post-docs, alumni, and students to provide guidance and insight to others by becoming a mentor. Mentors are frequently needed on campus and out in the San Diego community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, whether it be for UC San Diego affiliated students or staff or local students in the San Diego community, please let us know.

Mentorship Opportunities

Community Outreach

Are you a faculty member, staff, or student who is interested in participating in community based outreach programming on behalf of the Division? Are you a community member who is interested in interacting with researchers, faculty, staff, or students from the Division of Biological Sciences? Help us bridge the community by contacting us with your interest. 

Outreach Opportunities

  • If you are interested in participating in community outreach activities, including lab tours, classroom visits, speaking engagements, etc., please contact us or fill out the Interest Form below. 


The Division is seeking faculty, staff, and students who are interested in promoting inclusive excellence through the recruitment of diverse students, staff, and faculty. Recruitment efforts include, but are not limited to, participating on hiring committees and undergraduate and graduate student selection committees, representing the Division at national and regional diversity-related sciences conferences, and participating in programmatic student research partnerships with HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) campuses. If you would like to serve recruitment efforts, please contact us

Recruitment Opportunities

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee is comprised of faculty representatives from each section, staff representatives, and graduate and undergraduate student representatives. It is the divisional central point for all diversity and inclusion related matters pertaining to students, faculty, and staff. More information about the Diversity Committee can be found on the Diversity Committee page.

Interested in joining the Diversity Committee? Let us know!


If you are interested in providing an internship opportunity, in either your campus laboratory or local company, for undergraduate students, community college students, or students from the local San Diego community, please let us know.


Resources for cultural enrichment are available for all Division faculty, staff, and students to support socially competent communications and programming as well as inclusion focused collaborative efforts.

Campus resources:

Resource Centers:

Do you have additional ideas or questions related to cultural or social enrichment efforts in the Division? Let us know

Charitable Giving

For information about how your charitable gift can positively impact diversity and inclusion related efforts in the Division of Biological Sciences, please contact our development staff in the dean's office to learn about additional giving opportunities.

Interest Form

Interested in getting involved? Fill out the following form to be notified of upcoming opportunities to engage!