Our department is committed to diversity—in our research, among our faculty and students, and in the subject matter of the classes we teach. The programs below help our campus achieve broader recognition and representation among people of all backgrounds.
Diversity Research at PBS
Members of our faculty are involved in diversity research. Explore their work here.
- Mind and Identity in Context Lab, Mary Murphy
- Training Research and Implementation in Psychology (TRIP Lab), Cara Lewis
- Social Cognition Lab, Robert "BJ" Rydell
- Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior Lab, Anne Krendl
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Anne Prieto
Project STEM is a summer internship program that invites high school students interested in science and engineering to become involved with scientific research at a college level. It is a collaborative effort between the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) and the Indianapolis Project STEM.
Kenneth Heller Minority Student Support Fund
Professor Emeritus Ken Heller matches funds for any gift given to support the training of ethnic minority students and others from underrepresented groups in the field of psychological and brain sciences.
Women in Science Fund
Women are still underrepresented in scientific and technological fields, and PBS hopes to change that. The department extends support to women students and faculty as they pursue careers in psychological science, and it encourages and supports research related to the issue of women in science.
Atkins Living Learning Center
The Women in STIM Living-Learning Center is home to a group of undergraduate women of all levels (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are driven to achieve in the fields of science, technology, informatics, and mathematics, or STIM.
IUB Diversity Resources
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), works to enhance student success and to create a climate that promotes cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity. From cultural involvement to academic support to opportunities for scholarly achievement and community engagement, this office is an advocate for diversity, equity, and multicultural organizations.
McNair Scholars Program
The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education who have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
The program encourages low-income, first-generation college students as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education to pursue a Ph.D.
Fully funded by a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Grant #217A120099), Indiana University contributes cost share funds over the same five-year period.
Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center is a unit of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. It strives to create and consistently facilitate activities and programming that challenge, support, and contribute to the continued development and success of black students, faculty, and staff within the Indiana University community. The NMBCC also seeks to be an agent of cultural education and cross-cultural engagement for the broader community.
Hudson & Holland Scholars Program
The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) is an IUB scholarship and support program for high achieving underrepresented minorities. The program provides scholarship and support services to address the holistic needs of its student participants.
The mission of the IUB Hudson & Holland Scholars Program is to recruit, retain, and prepare students who have outstanding records of academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to social justice, thereby enhancing the diversity and excellence of Indiana University.
The largest scholarship and support program at Indiana University, HHSP offers support to over 1,400 students. Top U.S. employers, graduate, and professional schools recruit HHSP scholars to join their ranks.
In partnership with the School of Public Health, the program offers Wellness and Retention Programs (W&R) that aim to help students at all stages of their development: personally, socially, academically, and professionally.