Taking Care of What

Our   Mission

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion 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.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

Our Events

Driving Grant Funding Through the Diversity & Inclusion Imperative

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Inclusive Supervision Workshop

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Our News

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MSU wins HEED award

MSU is the only Mississippi postsecondary institution—and one of only 10 land-grant universities nationwide—garnering the achievement given by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. MSU received the HEED award in 2019 through 2022.

Welcome Mansour Bettayeb

Mansour joins us as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, helping with program assessment and research. Mansour is from Saida, Algeria and is working towards a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. Mansour enjoys learning about cultures different from his own and discussing our common experiences. He aims to research the experiences of exchange students and the role they play in enhancing campus climate.
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Inclusive Excellence
Recruitment & Retention
Grants and Research

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.