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Initiatives

We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to all prospective and current students, faculty, staff and alumni, and work to provide a broad array of opportunities for engagement and education around inclusion and diversity.  Current initiatives include: 

  • MSU Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Events
    MSU events that provide an array of cultural experiences for the campus community and beyond are made available through this event calendar that is updated continuously.
     
  • MSU Dialogues

    MSU Dialogues is an intergroup dialogue program for students, faculty and staff at Michigan State. It is a face-to-face learning experience that brings together people from different identity groups over a sustained period of time to examine the nature and impact of societal inequalities
    and explore ways of working together toward greater equity and justice.

  • Pre-college Pipeline Programs
    Programs such as Future DOcs, OsteoCHAMPS, and Osteopathic Medical Scholars prepare and educate young people to be competitive for admission to osteopathic medical school or other health professions.
     
  • International Opportunities
    Elective experiences and clerkships in Guatemala, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Cuba and Malawi.
     
  • Student Organizations
    The College of Osteopathic Medicine is home to numerous Student Organizations, from the International Osteopathic Medicine Organization (IOMO) and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender & Allies in Medicine (LGBTA), to the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and Islamic Medical Student Association (IMSA).
     
  • Clinical Outreach
    Serve the community and build clinical skills by participating in activities ranging from treating athletes to providing free healthcare to the underserved.
     
  • William G. Anderson “Slavery to Freedom” lecture series
    Now in its 19th year, this program offered every February brings multicultural leaders to campus to interact with students, faculty, administrators and members of the community.
     
  • Becoming Visible
    The college supports Becoming Visible, an organization promoting community partnerships to increase racial and ethnic diversity in healthcare.
     
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. observance
    Conducted close to the MLK holiday and co-sponsored by COM, CHM and CVM, this event celebrates Martin Luther King’s accomplishments and his influence on civil rights and social injustice.
     
  • MSU Institutional Diversity: Excellence in Action (MSU IDEA) Coordinator's Group
    The college works closely with IDEA, a cooperative effort with representation from all major academic units, to build an exemplary multicultural environment within which demographic and cultural diversity are present, diversity is valued, and cross-cultural understanding is promoted.  Contact College of Osteopathic Medicine Idea Coordinator Debalina Bandyopadhyay at bandyop4@msu.edu.
     
  • Safer Space Initiative
    To encourage a culture of safety and inclusivity in the college.