Human Development and Family Studies Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Our Human Development and Family Studies Ramily is a caring supportive community where everyone’s contributions are valued and all voices are heard.
We are committed to enhancing diversity in all forms as described in the University Diversity Plan. Our goals specifically linked to diversity include:
- Develop and coordinate active recruitment and retention programs for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and underserved groups
- Grow the base of faculty, administrative professional, classified employees, and graduate assistants who are from diverse backgrounds and/or who focus on diversity issues as their research interest
- Strengthen HDFS research that focuses on diversity and diverse populations
- Grow the knowledge base and awareness of cultural competence among faculty, graduate students, administrative professionals, and classified staff
Our research focuses on varied topics such as emotion regulation, healthy aging, peer mentoring, healthy development of children with disabilities, interventions for substance abuse, and positive intergenerational family relationships. The below researchers are just a few in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies who are exploring topics related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
We value and encourage participation by students of diverse backgrounds in our department activities. Check out these opportunities for ways you can get involved.
This is a sampling of Human Development and Family Sciences courses with DEIJ content.
We support diverse youth, families, and older adults and promote positive mental and behavioral health outcomes.
30% First-Generation Students
30% Racially Minoritized Students
26% Pell Grant Eligible Students