Diversity is an essential condition for excellence in higher education, and MSU strives to be responsive to the changing global environment reflected on our campus.

On Campus

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives - (517) 353-4563 or inclusion@msu.edu
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives serves as an executive level focal point for the promotion of inclusion across the university. The office strengthens and creates a supportive University environment for MSU students, staff, and faculty that fosters full participation and cultivates excellence through inclusion, diversity, institutional equity, and intercultural understanding. The office monitors the University's compliance with state and federal laws and encourages best practices available to promote a culture of inclusion; and additionally provides leadership for, and the support of, university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence. The coordination of these endeavors leads to greater coherence and connectivity of inclusiveness at Michigan State University and beyond. The site listed above provides information about the inclusionary policies at MSU, events designed to increase inclusion and diversity on campus, and award programs that recognize MSU community members and organizations that strive to make MSU's campus climate more inclusive.

The I-3 has put together an amazing, exhaustive database for all campus and community programs, offices, and resources available that support diversity and inclusion.

Office of Institutional Equity - (517) 353-3922 or oie@msu.edu
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 under the University Anti-Discrimination Policy and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct.  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.

The OIE's page for information about the Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP), definitions of discrimination and harassment, and how to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment through the Office.

Mosaic: The Multicultural Unity Center - (517) 432-7153 or mosaicmc@msu.edu
Mosaic: The Multicultural Unity Center is a space for students to study, have meetings and be within a neutral environment. Mosaic represents the thousands of students at Michigan State University and we are here for YOU! The Center hosts a variety of different programs throughout the school year, from academically-oriented presentations to student group meetings to informal social receptions to which everyone is welcome to attend.

Women's Advisory Committee for Support Staff - wacss@msu.edu

The Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) is an organization that advises the Executive Vice President for Administration about issues that primarily affect women support staff. Committee members represent support staff women from employee groups across campus and at MSU’s off-campus locations in Michigan.

MSU Employee Pride and Inclusion Coalition - grivins@frib.msu.edu

It is the mission of EPIC: Employee Pride and Inclusion Coalition to create an inclusive and welcoming community that supports faculty, staff, and administrators of diverse sexual and gender identities. We view our work through an intersectional lens, centering those with multiple marginalized identities.

MSU LBGT Resource Center - (517) 353-9520 or lbgtrc@msu.edu
The LBGT Resource Center is a Center dedicated to leading and collaborating on university-wide initiatives that prepare students to thrive in our diverse world, and enhancing the campus climate and support services for students marginalized by their sexuality or gender.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities - (517) 884-7273, (517) 355-1293 (TTY), or rcpd@msu.edu
The RCPD leads Michigan State University in maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation by persons with disabilities. RCPD provides disability-related information and referrals; identifies populations, documents disability, and conducts needs assessments; facilitates reasonable accommodations; and provides disability-related technical assistance, auxiliary aids/services, advocacy and training.

MSU Law Diversity & Equity Services Office - (517) 432-6847 or diversity@law.msu.edu
MSU Law DSO seeks to recruit, retain, and matriculate a diverse student population that will be leaders in the 21st century global legal profession.  The Office provides a variety of services from one-on-one counseling to funding assistance. All services are designed to advance our diversity mission.

Community Resources and External Links

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating all activities associated with the execution of all internal and external agency equal opportunity and diversity efforts. It is the policy of the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) to pursue equal opportunity regardless of age, color, disability, height, genetic information, marital status, national origin, partisan consideration, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and weight as defined by federal and state laws and regulations in our relations with employees, clients, contractors and vendors. 

Equality Michigan - (313) 537-7000
Equality Michigan is Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Our organizations work to create change on a local and state level that advances equality and legal protections for the LGBT communities. As we achieve this change, we will count and counter, through advocacy services, acts of discrimination from bullying in the schoolyard, to wrongful termination in the workplace, to acts of violence committed against LGBT people in our community.

Office of Institutional Equity

517-353-3922 or oie@msu.edu

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The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

517-353-456 or inclusion@msu.edu

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Mosaic: The Multicultural Unity Center

517-432-7153 or mosaic@msu.edu

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Women's Advisory Council for Support Staff


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MSU's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Association


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MSU LBGT Resource Center

517-353-9520 or lbgtrc@msu.edu

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The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

(517) 884-7273, (517) 355-1293 (TTY) or rcpd@msu.edu

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MSU Law Diversity Services Office

517-432-6847 or diversity@law.msu.edu

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