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Our   Mission

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is committed to fostering belonging for all faculty, staff and students by providing development opportunities and initiatives that create and sustain a welcoming environment for our campus community.

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Mississippi State University is a diverse community where every individual’s ideas, beliefs, and identities are appreciated, respected, and valued.
We reject prejudice and discrimination and strongly believe that an inclusive campus environment contributes to critical thinking, intellectual engagement, and growth. Our commitment to diversity is a responsibility shared by every member of the MSU community. We commit to creating an environment that fosters continuous improvement in our understanding and implementation of initiatives that promote diversity, access, and inclusion.

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SREB Scholar Spotlight

Xavier Sivels: Xavier Sivels is a student in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program. Currently, Xavier is conducting research guided by historical archives like court records, newspaper articles and census records instead of diaries or journals, which, in his opinion, adds a personable touch to the subjects of his research. As a historian, he advises and encourages other students to truly love their research topics because of the amount of time spent doing researc...

Painting with a Colleague

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to explore their creative side, foster relationship building and encourage work-life integration at Painting with a Colleague. Invite a colleague or friend and reserve your spot today. Click the link below to register.
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Fuel Your Funding Workshops

More grant funding agencies now require PIs to incorporate diversity, create recruitment plans for underrepresented students, address equity and inclusion, and write powerful Broader Impact statements. We fuel your great ideas by partnering with or extending our existing programs, offering research, writing, and assessment services for impact across all facets of research.
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Our   Work

We foster belonging for all members of our campus community through providing initiatives that enhance campus climate, programs that recruit and retain highly-qualified faculty and staff, and supporting research endeavors.