Our Commitment to Diversity

HDFS Values Statement

In HDFS, we aim to improve lives through research, education, and outreach. We recognize that professional contributions take multiple forms, and we agree that faculty in the Department must show both quality and productivity in activities required of their appointment. Our core values include equity, inclusivity, diversity, and social justice, and we aim to reflect these values in all we do. We aim to create a climate in which people from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, represented, and respected. We are committed to working with diverse students through infusing our mentoring and teaching with our core values.

On-Campus Resources

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) https://oiss.isp.msu.edu/
Diversity Programs Office (https://www.egr.msu.edu/dpo/welcome-diversity-programs-office-dpo-website)
Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Office (https://inclusion.msu.edu/)
- MSU Dialogues
- Understanding Implicit Bias Certification Program (https://inclusion.msu.edu/education/understanding-implicit-bias-certification-program.html)
- Learn at Lunch Series
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) (https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/)
Religious Advisors Association (https://www.religiouslifeatmsu.org/)
Salus Center (for LGBT students) http://www.saluscenter.org/
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center https://lbgtrc.msu.edu/programs-and-services/student-orgs/
-    The Alliance of Queer and Ally Students 
-    A-Spectrum 
-    PRIDE POCC (PRIDE People of Color Coalition)
-    The Stonewall Society 
-    TransAction 
-    Arc

Important dates and months

        February 5th- Chinese New Year
        February- Black History Month
        March- Women’s History Month
        March 9th- Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
        April 9-15th- Pesach (Jewish)
        April 12th- Easter
        April 24th- Ramadhan begins
        May 1-10- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
        June- Pride Month

Memorandum regarding resources for undocumented and DACA students can be found here.