Data and Information: DEI at MSU

Cover page of the annual DEI report

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report

Each year, Michigan State University compiles a report to capture diversity, equity and inclusion at the institution.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report provides an overview of the compositional diversity of MSU students, staff and faculty. In addition, for the first time, the report strives to highlight DEI initiatives occurring across campus. This year's report is a compilation of data and brief descriptive narratives for the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22. The descriptive narratives (pages 1 - 32) are organized into four areas, including increase diversity, ensure equity, promote inclusion and enhance outreach and engagement.

The data section (pages 34 - 52) is organized by race/ethnicity, gender and disability status among student and employee populations. In addition, data related to MSU’s supplier diversity efforts are included and show the annual spending with women-owned and minority-owned businesses. With the incorporation of a narrative section, the report presents a broader scope of the efforts that MSU undertakes to support the recruitment, retention, advancement and success of members of underrepresented groups.

View the 2020-22 report as a PDF

View the 2020-21 data report as a Word document

View previous reports 

Submit feedback to: inclusion@msu.edu 

Campus Climate

A campus climate that is positive and provides holistic support inside and outside of the classroom is of utmost importance for MSU, and requires intentional recruitment, retention and advancement efforts for historically underrepresented students and employees.

The last campus climate survey occured in 2016. While the assessment provides an in-depth purview of the past experiences of students and employees, MSU will work towards implementing ongoing surveys to regularly evaluate the efficacy of campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

2016 Campus Climate Assessment Report