Montana State University

Diversity Awareness Office


The Diversity Awareness Office (DAO) provides information and support to the university community in the areas of multicultural awareness and community building, prejudice education, and practical resources relating to diversity issues. The DAO sponsors, produces and promotes events that encourage and foster diversity awareness around issues of gender, class, race, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Awareness of diversity is examined through lectures, movies, discussion groups and social events. The DAO provides a safe supportive environment in which students can begin to understand the diversity they experience on campus as well as the larger global community.

Part of the vision of the DAO is to also foster and support the growth of understanding and tolerance of difference throughout the university and in the surrounding community. We see the existing diversity as a valuable resource towards this goal, and seek to involve students in all steps of the process.  From this, we hope to add to the leadership skills of those students interested in the processes of raising visibility and understanding of difference and multiple perspectives.


Spring 2014 events and programs:

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture with Carl McNair
January 21, 2014
6:00 pm, SUB Ballroom A

Public Dialogue
White State: Unpacking White Privilege in Montana

January 28, 2014
SUB Ballroom B

Sustained Dialogues
Spring semester

Bozeman Interfaith Panel
February 5, 2014
SUB 235, 11:00am-12:30pm

Black History Month film
More Than a Month
February 19, 2014
6:30 pm, Procrastinator Theater

5th Annual Fast-a-Thon
February 24, 2014
6:00 pm, SUB Ballrooms A and B

One Woman, One History: A Conversation with Ida B. Wells
March 5, 2014
6:30 pm, Procrastinator Theater

Safe Zone Workshop
March 26, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 pm

(Un)common Ground: Place Based Identity Dialogue
April 2, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm

Diversity Awards
Day of Student Recognition
April 8, 2014

Holocaust Remembrance Event
April 27, 2014
Emerson Cultural Center
More information to follow