The Human Biology Program at Indiana University is a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to the ideals of inclusivity and equity, maintaining a welcoming environment for all. We believe that strong and broad representation of different social, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds strengthens our intellectual diversity and enhances our ability to meet our educational goals.
In our classes and curriculum, Human Biology endeavors to study the human condition through an array of social and cultural lenses. We strive through our language and presentation of subject matter to be inclusive and empathetic, recognizing that each individual in the classroom has a unique life experience worthy of value and respect. Pedagogical practices employed across Human Biology courses aim to enhance community and understanding. Group-based learning and service learning facilitate the deepening of relationships between individuals of different social and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the program has consistently supported and celebrated female-identifying students in STEM research and scholarship.
The consistent implementation of inclusive approaches is ensured by the work of our standing Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee. This committee can be contacted through HUBIadm@indiana.edu.