We believe that excellence at Montana State University is best achieved through a
culture of intellectual and personal growth that is diverse and inclusive.
Montana State University is located on the original homelands of Native peoples and
acknowledging this rich history is central to our commitment to learning from the
past. We prioritize efforts that create and support diverse working, teaching, learning
and research environments and opportunities for the people who make up our community.
We create an environment that welcomes, respects and nurtures all students, staff
and faculty. We cultivate this inclusive environment by respecting and celebrating
the diverse dimensions of people’s identities, particularly as those identities intersect
in complex ways. We will continuously promote a culture of intellectual and personal
growth for all, attuned to the importance of differences in age, race, ethnicity,
national origin, socioeconomic status, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual
orientation, ability status, religion and spirituality.