Building Inclusive Communities

At MSU, we believe our differences are our strengths. Diversity is power. Building inclusive communities is at the core of our values.

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This year's recipients have been announced! The Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program (EIDA) was created to promote and encourage support of diversity by recognizing individuals, teams, units, and organizations that have performed above and beyond what they were hired or designated to do, to demonstrate outstanding leadership and creativity in the area of diversity. In the spring of each year, the program culminates with a ceremony to recognize winners of the award.

Watch the 2020-21 EIDA Awards Program and read about the recipients

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Racial Equity Taskforce

MSU has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. President Stanley has identified three initial issues: campus climate and safety, policing, and the diversity of faculty and staff. A DEI steering committee has been working on these initiatives. Task Force recommendations and initial responses are available for review. 

Read the recommendations

Diversity at MSU

Diversity at MSU

Michigan State University is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. 

Spartan students come from all 50 states and 130 countries. They conduct research, study abroad, participate in hundreds of student organizations and take advantage of the more than 200 academic programs MSU offers. 

In fall 2019, 39,176 undergraduate students were enrolled at MSU. The number included 8,700 students of color. The number of male and female students was nearly equal. 

39,176

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

8,700

STUDENTS OF COLOR

50.6%

WOMEN

24.5%

MINORITY STUDENTS