Michigan State University resources for diversity and inclusion
Guidelines for communicating in a diverse community supports being aware and mindful that our language, both written and oral, can help create a supportive and inclusive climate.
A great American civil rights leader, Chavez inspiried many. This page includes a story of his life and Latino community resources and information.
MSU cancels the regular class schedule on the national holiday to honor Dr. King, and numerous events are held on campus and in the community in celebration each year.
Excellence in Diversity Awards
These prestigious university-wide awards recognize and reward efforts that support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued. Individuals, units, and organizations may be nominated.
Learn at Lunch Series
Regular lunch conversations with experts on areas ranging from gender-based violence to holidays and religious observances are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MSU Student Union Mosaic Multicultural United Center
Mosaic is a space for students to study, have meetings and be within a neutral environment. It's a place for intercultural engagement.
The office serves as an institutional focal point for promoting inclusion and diversity at Michigan State University, providing leadership and support for university-wide initiatives. A staff of experts work diligently to facilitate and support a campus environment that provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for excellence.
OISS provides support to MSU's international students, scholars and families.
OCAT constructs supportive cultural, social and educational communities that actively involve students in learning, support cross-cultural encounters, and bring students from diverse backgrounds into meaningful interactions.
OIE reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on sex, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, disability status, and any other protected categories. OIE accepts calls, emails, and walk-in reports regarding any matters related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. OIE staff can help you file a report, investigate your report, and connect you with resources.
Project 60/50, which includes community and campus conversations, has as its goal the creation of a inclusive campus -- respecting and valuing differences among people and encouraging and creating opportunities to capitalize on those differences.
Michele Norris of NPR's All Things Considered started The Race Card Project in 2010 to help foster a candid dialogue about race. MSU has partnered with her in collecting and publishing six-word race cards. Create yours!
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives oversees the MSU Affirmative Action program for employment, providing assistance on best practices, identifying additional recruitment resources, and monitoring individual hiring recommendations.
This includes a calendar of religious holidays and celebrations, policies, culinary services and more!
Up to three cash awards of $500 are offered to students who demonstrate their talent to express appreciation for cultural diversity and inclusion.
TTE provides an interactive learning experience that engatges audiences in collaborative problem-solving. Theatrical sketches are used as a focal point for dialogue lead by a skilled facilitator, creating a safe distance for an audience ot reflect on and analyze problematic attitudes and behaviors.