The mission of the American Psychological Association is defined as “advancing psychology as a science, profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.” The mission of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race reflects that of the American Psychological Association. Specifically, the Society serves as a means to promote: the development of knowledge and understanding of ethnic minority psychology; the application of psychological principals specific to ethnic minorities; consideration of how social concerns impact ethnic minority populations; and incorporation of the importance of diversity in society. In the spirit of promoting diversity of the human experience, the Society, in its policies and practices, will attend to the concerns of ethnic minorities with special sensitivity to gender, sexual orientation, the physically challenged, class, age, and religion. In this Society, Ethnic Minority groups include American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Black/African Americans, and Latina/Latino/Hispanics within the United States. In consideration of the reality that nomenclature evolves and changes, these bylaws will use the terms ethnic minority and people of color interchangeably.