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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee was formed by MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., in December 2019 and was charged with creating a strategic framework centered on diversity, equity and inclusion. Composed of 26 MSU experts, the committee conducted 53 listening sessions with more than 400 participants from stakeholder groups across the university. The committee also reviewed and benchmarked 16 DEI plans from the Association of American Universities and Big Ten institutions.

The recommendations were incorporated into the work of MSU’s strategic plan; the efforts of MSU’s Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D.; and the strategic planning divisions of all MSU academic and administrative units.

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The plan

A copy of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report and plan can be found here. (PDF file)

The DEI Plan

The committee

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