The Consortium's Mission

Mapping the evidence for inclusive individuals, organizations, and societies

Considered a fundamental psychological need, feeling accepted and included is at the heart of human thriving. Telling the narrative of acceptance and inclusion requires bridging science, practices, and policies. The Purdue Acceptance and Inclusion Research Consortium provides a platform to enhance the science of inclusivity. Consortium meetings provide a research hub to launch new ideas, and produce evidence and scholarship that can inform practices and policies. Our goal is to function as "honest brokers" of the conditions that relate to acceptance and inclusion. 

Acceptance, belonging, and inclusion underlies health issues, societal and workplace issues, political domains, communication and technology. We are multi-disciplinary team of scholars from psychology, clinical neuroscience, sociology, human development, political science, technology, and consumer behavior. The Consortium capitalizes on Purdue University's vast wealth of scholars and existing areas of strength. Together, we are sharpening the information that can be trusted in moving this important issue forward.

Get involved with our activities by contacting us at or visiting our calendar of events

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2017 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by the College of Health and Human Sciences

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the Consortium at