The American Society for Rickettsiology believes that fostering a community that embraces diversity and inclusion is essential both for advancing the field of rickettsiology and for the well-being of our members. We strive to create a society where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences feel valued, respected, and included. We recognize that diversity extends beyond visible differences and includes a variety of perspectives, thoughts, and approaches. By actively promoting diversity, we aim to enrich the scientific community, stimulate innovation, and enhance the quality of our research. Our goal is to create a fair and just platform where every member can thrive and contribute to the advancement of rickettsia research. We actively seek input from all members to ensure that our programs, events, and initiatives reflect the diverse needs and interests of our community.
We acknowledge that building a truly inclusive and equitable society is an ongoing process that requires continuous self-reflection and improvement. Thus, we encourage our members to participate in these efforts. We are committed to learning, evolving, and taking meaningful actions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field. Together, we can create a scientific community that reflects the richness of human diversity and contributes to the advancement of rickettsia research.
Ongoing efforts include: