The Biology Department at IU Southeast features a state-of-the-art Herbarium. The Herbarium is a collection of pressed, dried plant specimens. The purpose of a Herbarium is to provide botanists with a better understanding of plant life. The Herbarium at IU Southeast is used by the professors in their research and service to the local community. It is available for use by Biology majors and community members alike by appointment, as long as visitors follow the herbarium procedures.
Because of IU Southeast's original location in Jeffersonville, IN, the campus Herbarium is known by the designation JEF in the worldwide list of Herbaria. It is home to a collection of plant species; among them beautiful flowers and fern species. The Herbarium at IU Southeast is located in room 321 of the Life Sciences Building.