About the Institute for Human-Animal Connection
The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) is a center for the study of the interrelationship and health of people, animals, and the environment. It was founded in 2005 at the University of Denver and is housed within its Graduate School of Social Work.
IHAC offers professional development programs, conferences, and learning events in both residential and online formats.
IHAC employs accomplished faculty and staff members, hosts doctoral students and interns, and collaborates with institute fellows on research and human-animal initiatives globally.
Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.
The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.
The University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs of study and more than 120 graduate and professional programs.
Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.
Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.