Awards and Programs

The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion coordinates university-wide programs that honor contributions made by individuals who have dedicated their life’s work to civil rights, equity, and justice.  MSU faculty, staff and students are recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions toward advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

With the support of IDI, programs are developed by committees and MSU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate as volunteers on any of the committees listed at this website. Committees for the 2022-23 academic year will be starting soon.

Committee Program Requirements

Beginning in fall 2022, committees are required to follow the Program Planning and Operating Procedures Manual, download then fill out the Program Proposal Form and Budget Proposal Form.

If you have any questions, email inclusion@msu.edu or call the main office 517-353-4563.

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards with Spartan statue in background and the logo of the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

All-university DEI Awards is accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the revamped Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards, or EDEIA, through Aug. 31.

Learn about the award

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration

Held each January to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Learn more about Dr. King and his legacy 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Awarded to MSU students who are actively involved in social justice and equity activities in their communities.

Learn more about the scholarship 

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Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

On March 24, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., hosted a conversation with Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews to learn about considerations of race and racism in education and learning outcomes.

Access the recording of the event

Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Celebration

Held to honor the labor leader and civil rights activist’s life and work.

Learn more about the celebration 

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MSU Juneteenth Celebration

Held each June to honor the memory of Juneteenth (Freedom Day).

Join MSU's Juneteenth Celebration