About the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

At Michigan State University, we believe our differences are assets. We foster a community that respects and values a broad range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences and encourages and creates opportunities so all Spartans can reach their full potential educationally and professionally.

The nation's pioneer land-grant university, MSU was founded as a bold experiment that democratized higher education, making a quality education accessible. Today, advancing an inclusive campus remains a core value.

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives leads and supports efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community, consistent with MSU's core values.

In addition to providing leadership for university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence, the office works with campus and community partners to:

  • Design and deliver education and training for students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinate programs to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez
  • Coordinate grants to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion on campus
  • Coordinate scholarships for community-involved students
  • Recognize through awards the efforts of Spartans to support an inclusive campus
  • Conduct and support research on inclusion-related topics
  • Monitor faculty and staff recruitment and hiring practices