Welcome to the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion (OIDI) at Mississippi State University. The information and resources provided on this website are intended to familiarize members of the campus and global community with the University's commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We strive for diversity and inclusion where all voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds are valued and supported. We truly believe that the educational experiences of our faculty, staff, and students are enhanced when assumptions are challenged and where intentional acts of understanding are at the core of preparing our constituents to live and work in a global and ever-changing world. We hope that this site will provide you with an overview of the many exciting initiatives and resources we offer at Mississippi State University.

Please enjoy your visit to our online resources and feel free to contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Mission and Goals

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is committed to developing services, programs, and initiatives that foster successful recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from diverse and under-represented groups. To this end, the Office strives to develop partnerships within communities to promote diversity which is an essential element of the mission of the University. Furthermore, the Office provides leadership and support toward developing a comprehensive and institution-wide approach to achieving and sustaining a diverse and pluralistic community of students, faculty, and staff.