The purpose of this organization is to be a more formal means by which graduate students may help to shape the Biochemistry Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Indiana University Bloomington. The BiochemGRC can address issues of both academic and social nature that pertain to the graduate student population. The BiochemGRC is not a legislative body. Rather, it will aim to foster cooperative and positive relationships and communication between faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students concerning department policy and focus. In addition, the BiochemGRC will promote the professional development of graduate students, support concerns in constructive and tactful ways, and celebrate the academic and professional successes of Indiana University’s biochemistry students.