Addressing Campus Climate and Advancing Diversity
Ongoing conversation is important for improving campus climate and advancing diversity at MSU. While these discussions are sometimes difficult, they are part of the dialogue necessary to ensure a vibrant, intellectual community that includes and respects a broad range of ideas and perspectives.
To promote an ongoing conversation, MSU leadership meets with student groups and leaders around the issues of race, diversity, and inclusion on our campus. Following are communications and information shared with students.
Communications with Student GroupsNovember 10, 2016, Reflect and Engage
Click here to read President Lou Anna Simon's post-election message to the university.
October 27, 2016, message to students from President Simon
Click here to read President LouAnna K. Simon’s message to students.
October 13, 2016, letter in response to the Movement for Black Lives
Click here to read President LouAnna K. Simon’s response to a letter regarding the Movement for Black Lives.
October 11, 2016, letter regarding the Movement for Black Lives
Click here for a letter regarding the Movement for Black Lives.
Summer 2016 statements from President Simon
Click to read three important summer 2016 messages from President LouAnna K. Simon about Tragedy and Compassion, Reinforcing Our Commitment to Inclusion, and The Orlando Tragedy.
August 18, 2016, letter regarding the Women's Study Lounge
Click here for a letter regarding the Women's Study Lounge.
May 18, 2016, update on transgender bathroom use
Click here for an update on transgender bathroom use at Michigan State University.