Commitment to Diversity 

The spirit of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society has always been to encourage outreach across the globe, to bring science to every corner of life, and in doing so, enhance our understanding of science for everyone.   Here, we extend this approach to the individual in that we seek to have diverse representation across all levels of our Society.  It is for this reason and the need for inclusivity in our time, that we reaffirm our commitment to equality by welcoming people from all walks of life, irrespective of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender status, mental health status, able bodiedness, national origin, and political views.   This welcome encompasses full participation in the Society, at every level, from the meeting itself, to committee representation, to outreach to communities, and to advocacy for science/research. This commitment is also cognizant of the changing culture of educational/academic institutions and the awareness that our definitions of inclusivity may be expanded over time to reflect a changing population and a changing world. It is with this awareness/perspective that we pledge to maintain a sense of belonging and security/safety for all members of our community.