Building Bridges ~ Creating Community
The mission of the Diversity Awareness Office is to bring together members of the Montana State University community and the community at large by increasing understanding and providing support for those who identify with the wide spectrum of diversity issues including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender, and ability.The DAO encourages interaction and dialogue between student groups on campus in order to increase understanding and awareness around gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability and other social identities. Social activities, workshops and lectures provide platforms for interaction discussion. We cooperate and collaborate with other offices including ASMSU, Campus Entertainment, The Leadership Institute, The Office of Student Activities, the Women’s Center, The VOICE Center, The Native American Studies Department, as well as many student groups to bring relevant programming to MSU's campus.
Our Success depends on your involvement!
Please stop by our office to find out how to get involved with DAO events and programs, to receive more information on scholarships and opportunities, make suggestions or just to see what we’re about. Be sure and check out webpage for events and programs that we have scheduled through out the semester.
Stop by the office to say hi, let us know your thoughts, or shoot us an email with suggestions. If you're interseted in being involved in some of our programming, volunteers are always welcome!
What Does the DAO Provide?
+ Support to Minority and Majority Students
+ Workshops and Discussion Groups
+ Guest Speakers
+ Cultural Awareness Events
+ Multicultural Library, Resource and Reference Material
+Current Event Information
+ Support for Student Groups
+ Panel Discussions
+ Diversity Dialogue Seminars
+ The Diversity Art Spaces Project