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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 Scholars' Success

Join us to congratulate recent graduates in the Dr. Harold Grier Doctoral Scholars program and to cheer on those who continue to work towards their degrees! Check out their success stories here.
Jaborius Ball

Welcome Jaborius Ball

Jaborius Ball joins our team as the Assistant Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence. A native of Foxworth, MS., he has lived in Bloomfield, MI., where he received his B.S. in Secondary Education Social Studies and Geography Comprehension from Eastern Michigan University. Jaborius also earned a M.A. in Educational Leadership of Higher Education. In his role, he aims to successfully cultivate and integrate his instructional experience into co-curricular activities, working as a part of th...
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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.