About the Division

The DDI is charged with developing a University-endorsed inclusive community with service continuity and collaboration as its core. We strive to model inclusive excellence by ensuring our initiatives and services intentionally engage and include the rich diversity of faculty, staff, students, and community partners. We further strive to impact MSU by demonstrating the value of diversity in four critical institutional areas:

  • Institutional Leadership and Commitment – The clarity of expectations, investment of human and fiscal resources and accountability as demonstrated through the words and actions of campus leadership at all levels.
  • Curricular and Co-curricular transformation – The extent to which principles of multiculturalism, inclusion, equity, and diversity are currently incorporated into the curriculum and co-curriculum, as well as ongoing efforts to further infuse them into the curriculum and co-curriculum.
  • Campus Climate – The degree to which the events, messages, symbols, values, etc., of the campus make it a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community.
  • Representational/Compositional Diversity – The degree to which the campus attracts, retains, and develops students, faculty, and staff of color, commensurate with the campus mission and service region.