Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all its activities, Committees, groups, and communities. Embracing diversity and optimizing inclusion maximizes engagement, creativity, and innovation among our members. SOT insists on a culture of respect, recognizes that words and actions matter, and commits to inclusiveness in all that we do. The Society is committed to expanding our efforts to achieve equity, eliminate racism and discrimination, and hold ourselves accountable to the high standards of the following core value: The Society asserts that to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, we must be considerate of many factors including, but not limited to, gender identity, race/ethnicity, employment sector, nationality and cultural background, geographic location, physical ability, and scientific expertise and perspective. Representation is important, but not sufficient to create a just and equitable environment. We are committed to supporting all members of our community and to a frequent review of Society policies and practices to ensure fairness.

SOT Programs for Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Toxicology

Five individuals are standing in a group facing the camera. All are wearing white full-body contamination-prevention suits. All also are wearing clear hair nets and safety goggles. Only three faces are fully visible and those individuals are smiling at the camera with the two in the front showing thumbs up.

Founded 2019

Graduate Intern Fellowship in Toxicology

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A black woman holding an award plaque stands between two men. All three individuals are posed together, looking at the camera, and smiling.

Founded 2012

Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program (GSSEP)

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Three young women are sitting at a table, looking at the camera, and smiling. The one in the middle is holding a sign that reads Course Materials Pick-Up.

Founded 1961

Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities

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A black man sits at a table. He appears to be in conversation with unseen individuals at his table. Overlaid on the photo is a graphic of a orange and blue shield/badge that reads MENTOR.

Founded 2009

Mentor Match Program

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A young woman stands behind a lecture podium that is sitting on a dais. The woman is gesturing to the right with her right hand while looking and speaking straight ahead. On the dais to the right of the podium is a long table skirted with a black table skirt. A woman is sitting in the spot immediately to the right of the podium. She is holding and looking at a piece of paper. A microphone and water bottles sit on the table near the woman.

Founded 2019

New Experiences in Toxicology Program

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Four individuals are posed next to each other and are looking at the camera and smiling. The three men on the left all have rosette ribbons on their lapels. The woman on the right is wearing a red blouse under a multi-colored blazer.

Founded 2002

SOT/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Award

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Four young individuals of varying ethnicities are posed together. All are standing, smiling, and looking at the camera. Each holds either an award plaque or certificate.

Founded 2006

SOT Endowment Fund Awards

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A young woman stands perpendicular to a large scientific poster that is mounted on a gray board designed for poster displays. She is gesturing at the poster with her left hand while speaking to a man that is standing to her right. Another four individuals are standing in a semicircle around the poster; all are looking at the woman who is speaking.

Founded 2014

Supplemental Training for Education Program

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Founded 2006

ToxScholar Outreach Grants

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Founded 1989

Undergraduate Diversity Program

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Membership Value for Individuals from Developing Countries

Discounted Membership

SOT offers discounted membership dues for scientists from eligible developing countries. These discounted memberships also include membership in one SOT Special Interest Group and one SOT Specialty Section.

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Free Access to CEd-Tox

SOT members from eligible developing countries receive free access to SOT CEd-Tox, the Society’s Continuing Education (CE) online courses program.

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