Diversity and inclusion

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies values a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all individuals. We respect and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are because diversity strengthens the Iowa State community.


"We in HDFS want to invoke free expression and inclusiveness. The department is committed to respectful, open discussion; social justice; equity; and inclusion. My hope is that your classes and meetings this semester, as well as the rest of your time in HDFS, proceed in a manner consistent with these values. Be an ally, partner, and teammate — speak out!"
— Carl Weems, department chair


For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit the College of Human Sciences diversity and inclusion webpage.