Montana State University

About the Office

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 interactive discussion. We cooperate and collaborate with various campus offices as well as student groups to bring relevant programming to MSU.

Our success depends on your involvement!

Please stop by our office to find out how to get involved with DAO events and programs, or to receive information about scholarships and other opportunities. Be sure to explore our webpage for events and programs that we have scheduled throughout the semester.

What does the DAO provide?

  • Support to minority and majority students
  • Workshops and discussion groups
  • Guest speakers
  • Cultural awareness events
  • Multicultural library, resources and reference materials
  • Film screenings
  • Current event information
  • Panel discussions
  • Educational programming


  carl mcnair lectures in SUB Ballroom for MLK Day 2014