Bring Your Whole Self to IPHY

Integrative Physiology is committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, culture, religion, identity, and experience. Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion ties to our overall IPHY Mission and Vision. We recognize that innovation in everything we do is enhanced by our unique perspectives and viewpoints. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to (1) providing support and resources to our underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in achieving their career and personal goals, (2) promoting an environment free from systemic racism and other implicit and explicit biases, and (3) offering activities that foster and empower a respectful, cohesive, and strong community. We embrace all members of the IPHY community and encourage their engagement in these processes.

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Sustaining an inclusive, diverse IPHY community is an ongoing process that demands purposeful, committed action on a regular basis.  All members of the IPHY community are encouraged to join in the conversation by participating in our diversity events.

Land Acknowledgment

We honor and acknowledge that the university sits upon land within the territories of the Ute and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 contemporary tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that comprise what is now called Colorado. Let us pay tribute to the Boulder Valley which is home to the Hinóno'éí people and to many other tribes that also camped, hunted, and traded here for centuries. 

Acknowledging that we live in the homelands of Indigenous peoples recognizes the original stewards of these lands and their legacies. With this land acknowledgment, we celebrate the many contributions of Native peoples to the fields of medicine, mathematics, government and military service, arts, literature, engineering and more. We also recognize the sophisticated and intricate knowledge systems Indigenous peoples have developed in relationship to their lands.

We recognize and affirm the ties these nations have to their traditional homelands and the many Indigenous people who thrive in this place, alive and strong. We also acknowledge the painful history of ill treatment and forced removal that has had a profoundly negative impact on Native nations.

We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land. We honor them and thank the indigenous ancestors of this place. The University of Colorado pledges to provide educational opportunities for Native students, faculty and staff and advance our mission to understand the history and contemporary lives of Native peoples.


The department of Integrative Physiology provides two scholarships annually to encourage the involvement of women and underrepresented groups in physiology research:

Am I an Underrepresented Student?

Underrepresented status is defined as racial/ethnic minority (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), an individual with a disability (physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities) and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background based on two or more of the required criteria (e.g., first generation college student, grew up in a qualifying US rural area). For detailed criteria of disadvantaged background, please consult with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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