DEIB Initiatives and Resources

Ongoing DEIB Initiatives at Hopkins

Our faculty, staff, and students are continuing to educate themselves about issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. While there are regularly scheduled DEIB trainings and workshops offered to the community through Stanford, Hopkins Marine Station (HMS) is a small, off-campus community working to build connections between HMS and Stanford’s main campus, while also developing and supporting affinity groups. As such, the following is a dynamic list of actionable items and will continue to be developed. Current initiatives include:

Making funds available for activities, programs, and workshops related to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Funds can be used by active members of the Hopkins Marine Station community. Please send inquiries to Abby McConnell, Student Services Officer at Hopkins Marine Station (abbymc [at] (abbymc[at]stanford[dot]edu)).

Hopkins Marine Station is committed to inviting distinguished seminar speakers from underrepresented backgrounds. The Hopkins Marine Station Seminar Series occurs throughout the academic year. Please contact Abby McConnell (abbymc [at] (abbymc[at]stanford[dot]edu)) for further information on how to submit nominations.

DIMES Network: Led by Hopkins Marine Station lecturer Dr. Robin Elahi, and in the beginning stages, the DIMES (Diversifying and Integrating Marine Education at Stations) Network seeks to reach underrepresented undergraduate communities by creating a unified and accessible curriculum about change in marine biodiversity through time.

Hopkins Marine Station (HMS) is part of the Stanford Biology Department’s systematic approach to doctoral admissions and diversity—including data analytics, nomination processes for diversity fellowships, recruitment activities, and supporting resources. Specifically, HMS participates in the PhD Preview Program and HMS community members serve on the Biology Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee. HMS has also made great strides in increasing student and postdoctoral participation in institutional decisions and hiring practices, to increase transparency and accountability.

Hopkins Marine Station is a research partner for the Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, led by California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). The primary goal of the program is to increase the diversity of students in the marine sciences in part by recruiting students from underrepresented groups and those with limited access to research.

Protected Identity Harm Reporting

The Protected Identity Harm Reporting process is the University's process to address incidents where a community member experiences harm because of who they are and how they show up in the world.

Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Incident

Specifically, a PIH incident is conduct or an incident that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics: race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

The Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Reporting process, intakes information via a reporting mechanism to 1) help students who have been affected by these incidents and 2) collect data. It is not a judicial or investigative process* though we do hope to provide a path to resolution for the affected individuals or communities who need to heal. 

*A matter involving conduct that rises to the level of a hate crime or unlawful discrimination or harassment may be referred to law enforcement or another appropriate process on campus.

DEIB Resources (Stanford Biology Department resources for community members) (Black in Marine Science) (Black Women in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Sciences) (Diversify Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists) (Stanford Earth resources for community members) (Latinx in the Marine Sciences) (Minorities in Shark Science) (The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers) (The Society for Women in Marine Science) (500 Queer Scientists)