The Institute for Behavioral Genetics is strongly committed to creating a program that feels inclusive and supportive for people from all backgrounds and identities.

At the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), we are dedicated to supporting diversity in all its forms, including, but not limited to, cultural differences, race/ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability status, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or political affiliation. We strive to establish a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and maximizes the success of all students, staff, and faculty.

We value diversity and recognize the strengths that diversity brings to our mission. We aim to produce high-quality, ethical research across all ancestries that advances the scientific literature in innovative and impactful ways for people of all backgrounds. Science benefits from having both a diverse research team and a diverse group of research participants. The breadth of perspectives and ideas are enhanced by collaborative groups and work environments that embrace diversity and inclusivity, and the quality of data and scientific contributions are improved with the inclusion of diverse subjects.

We strive to build and cultivate an environment in which all voices and ideas are heard. All members of IBG, including faculty, staff, researchers, and students, deserve respect and a safe work environment. We hold all members of IBG to these standards for supporting diversity, developing ethical and inclusive research, and fostering a respectful and safe work environment.


Inclusive Excellence at IBG

IBG Statement in Response to the Buffalo Shooting

IBG Statement on the History of Behavior Genetics

Special thanks to the EBIO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group for their help and guidance.