Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

The many Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement initiatives work to sustain inclusive practices as part of the core work of the College across all areas of endeavor, including teaching, scholarship, service, governance, leadership, professional development, and administration.  Its goal is to support full participation in the activities of the college by a diverse cohort of faculty, staff, and students, where diversity encompasses, but is not limited to: rank or appointment type; area of artistic or scholarly endeavor with the arts and letters; identity and individual characteristics noted in the MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy.

News & Posts

Wall at Michigan State UniversityPracticing Inclusion as a Matter of Institutional Habit 

Dean Long explains, "to cultivate the practices of inclusion as a matter of institutional habit needs an ongoing attempt to weave a commitment to justice into our encounters."

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Open Letter to the College
of Arts & Letters 

An open letter from Christopher Long discusses how "the capacity of an education in the liberal arts to enrich our relationships with one another is unparalleled." 

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Women of Color Initiative 

Academic, writer, musician, activist, and storyteller Leanne Betasamosake Simpson came to campus to present a workshop and a lecture for The Women of Color Initiative.

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Critical Diversity in a Digital Age

Dean Christopher Long discusses 'Critical Diversity in a Digital Age' on his latest blog. Join the public conversation as we attempt to further flesh out the College of Arts & Letters' approach. 

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Reaching Out to Young African-American Women

Daughters of the Collective, a mentoring organization where students work with young African-American women, is celebrating their 10th anniversary at MSU.

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cal_website_outreach_keyboard.jpgLearning to Play in a More Inclusive Key

Read Dean Long's blog post, "Learning to Play in a More Inclusive Key," which highlights Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement programs.

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You can find more diversity and inclusion information at the main university inclusion website.