Inclusion, Equity and Diversity


The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) values academic excellence, transformative research, and impactful service. COSAM believes that this can only be accomplished through cultivating an inclusive environment that draws on the strength of diverse people, experiences, and backgrounds. Key to COSAM’s mission is fostering the development of culturally competent students, faculty, and staff through best practices and strategies that promote equity, inclusivity, and justice within and outside of the university community. Therefore, COSAM is committed to actively doing the work to address systems of inequity rooted in, but not limited to, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, and LGBTQIA+ discrimination in order to create a sense of community where everyone is able to thrive.
Mission Statement: The purpose of COSAM OIED is to empower and promote equity in the STEM fields by offering inclusive support and an open community environment.
Vision Statement: COSAM OIED will be known by and accessible to all students, faculty and staff by providing comprehensive academic, professional and social support and resources that foster a sense of inclusion and equity within the college.

Code of Conduct: The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment.  In events that are supported and/or sponsored by COSAM, all participants, including attendees, vendors, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

A vibrant discourse is an important part of scientific discussions, but participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to the meeting organizers.  Sanctions may range from a verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting, to notifying appropriate authorities.


Ask COSAM OIED: The mission of COSAM OIED is to empower and promote equity in the STEM fields by offering inclusive support and an open community environment. Students, faculty, and staff may use this form to submit questions or report matters related to inclusion, equity, and diversity to COSAM OIED.

Recruitment: Our primary focus are students interested in STEM fields, but more importantly at the K-12 level, we are concerned with making sure students from underserved communities have access to resources that make college a viable option.
2022 COSAM State of Inclusion
2022 COSAM State of Inclusion Executive Summary
COSAM OIED is committed to providing resources to enhance awareness and appreciation of cultural and individual diversity, promote community, and prepare students, faculty, and staff to have a global impact in STEM.
Download the COSAM OIED Strategic Plan here


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