The mission of the new Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to understand where we are as a college with issues of Diversity & Inclusion and create goals and objectives that align with Montana State University’s Diversity & Inclusion framework. The committee hopes to bring trainings and workshops to the students, staff, and faculty and support/shed light on amazing efforts that are already occurring within our college.

As our webpage on Diversity & Inclusion gets built, we invite you to send any questions you might have to Liz Greenfield, Academic Diversity Partner for the college: [email protected].




General DEI in Business Resources


BizEd - Call to Action: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Business Schools

BizEd - Driven by Difference (attendees at AACSB's Diversity & Inclusion Summit identify the obstacles they've faced - and the successes they've achieved - in creating more diverse and inclusive campus communities)

BizEd - Gender Diversifying the Business Curriculum (Why teaching more gender-diverse cases is so important - and how every business school can achieve that goal)

HBR - How Business Schools Can Help Corporate America Fight Racism

HBS - How Writing and Teaching a Difficult, Emotionally Charged Case Made Me a Better Educator

BizEd - The inclusive Curriculum (Small changes to classroom materials can have big impacts in making students from underrepresented backgrounds feel included)

BizEd - Learning Other Cultures (Cultural intelligence is an essential skill for graduates who take international jobs or work on diverse teams)

BizEd - Moving Past the Moment (Can education leaders bring about real and lasting change in response to the current state of civil unrest?)

BizEd - Overcoming Top Diversity and Inclusion Obstacles in Business

Faculty Focus: Using Inclusive Teaching Strategies to Promote Greater Success Among Minority Students


Examples from other universities:
BizEd - Aiming for Greater Diversity (The Stanford Graduate School of Business)

BizEd - Creating a Sense of Belonging (The Villanoa School of Business puts diversity, equity, and inclusiveness at the heart of its future plans)

BizEd - Creating the All-Inclusive Campus (At Central Michigan University, everyone is part of - and responsible for - carrying out strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion)

BizEd - Committing to Diversity (At Coventry University in the UK, school leaders constantly monitor the school's progress on attracting and welcoming staff and students from all backgrounds)

thebalancecareers: Gender Neutral Interview Attire and Business Clothing

BizEd: Companies Seek Diverse Employees

BizEd: Diversity and Disability

BizEd: The Economic Impacts of Incusion

Deloitte: Diversity and Inclusion

Forbes - 11 Books to read if you want to be a more inclusive leader

HBS: Gender-Diverse Companies Thrive Only Where Diversity is Embraced

HBS: An Institutional Approach to Gender Diversity and Firm Performance

SHRM - 6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace (To get workplace diversity and inclusion right, you need to build a culture where everyone feels valued and heard)

SHRM - Job Seekers' Perceptions About Inclusivity Matter (​Nearly 4 in 10 respondents said they have turned down or decided not to pursue a job because of a perceived lack of inclusion at an organization)

SHRM - Top 6 Diversity & Inclusion Articles of 2019

Fuel50 featuring Stacey Gordon, CEO and Chief Diversity Strategist, Rework Work:

Harvard ManageMentor: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diverse teams are a competitive advantage. Students learn why through the self-paced learning module from Harvard ManageMentor®: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Perfect for asynchronous learning, this newly rewritten module illustrates what workplace diversity is and why it matters. This learning module is currently discounted at $10.00.

Click here to learn more or register.

Students will learn about:

  • Countering bias
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Becoming a diversity advocate
  • Advancing an organization's diversity efforts


Participate & Learn: Upcoming Events

Additional Events & Trainings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jelani Mahiri, instructor in the MSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Letters and Science, will deliver a keynote speech at 5 p.m. focused on King’s legacy.

Following Mahiri’s speech, five Black business leaders who live in the Bozeman area will participate in a panel discussion set for 5:45 p.m. Panelists include Meshayla Cox, Destini French, Mikayla Pitts, Atryp and Deaydrah Williams.

Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in MSU’s Strand Union Building, Ballroom A. Light refreshments will be served.

Individuals who would like to join the events online may do so via Webex at

More event information:


Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education (CBME): Webinar Series

Reid Hall 418 or via Zoom at

January 24, 2022 Dr. Brittany Terese Fasy
Bringing Research to the Community ... and Across Campus

We, as faculty at a land-grant university, are aware of its mission to "integrate education, creation of knowledge and art and service to communities". We understand our individual areas of expertise, but branch-ing out to achieve that integration is difficult, whether that branching out be reaching out to communities throughout Montana or asking for expertise that resides within the university. In this session, I will discuss my experience as PI of two NSF DRL grants (DRL = Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings).
I will speak to my experience reaching out across the university to put together the right team, difficult
decisions I had to make as PI of these million-dollar grants, how and where we decide to publish our
multi-disciplinary research discoveries, and the benefits of partnering with organizations such as the
Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI). This will also be a conversation, so come equipped with
experiences to share and questions about how to initiate and make the most of your multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach endeavors.

March 7, 2022 Dr. William G. Ruff
Health, Education and Art for Resiliency Teaching (HEART)

The HEART is a community-based participatory research project designed to facilitate resiliency in
elementary aged children through increasing health awareness, improving classroom climate, and facilitating the voice of children through art. The pilot phase of the project was launched at a Fort Peck elementary school at the beginning of the fall 21 semester. Currently, the third graders of the school are participating.
If the pilot demonstrates some success, we plan on expanding the project by continuing the project with the current cohort of children as they move to 4th grade and inviting next year’s third grade students to
participate. The discussion will focus on initial implementation of the project and the central role that
multicultural educational methods play developing social-emotional development in children and the
long term impact of resiliency in health equity.

April 4, 2022 MSU Film Crew in collaboration with the Little Shell Tribal Members (Gerald Gray, Sr., Chairman Gray, Michael Peterson, & Drs. Lucia Ricciardelli and Jioanna Carjuzaa)
A Celebration of Courage: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe

In December 2019, the Little Shell became the 574th federally recognized tribe in the United States, and on January 25, 2020 tribal citizens celebrated their victory and remembered those who helped pave the way
for this accomplishment. Federal recognition will provide Little Shell members access to health care and
social services. This documentary highlights the celebration of this journey.


Sustained Dialogues (SD)

The goals of SD are to 1) Build Relationships and 2) Take Action Together. Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen deeply to one another. In SD, people with varied viewpoints converse in order to seek mutual understanding. SD examines how different aspects of our identities (ex. race, ethnicity, citizenship, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, age, religion) impact our lived experiences within a shared community. SD seeks to empower participants to address the root causes of identity-related conflicts by creating spaces in which participants develop a deeper understanding of their peers, share their own experiences, and learn how to create positive social change.

Interested in participating? Come join our fall dialogue group!

The topic will be either 1) Mental health during a pandemic or 2) Anti-trans legislation in Montana. Commit to a semester long conversation with a diverse group of people. Meet weekly for ten 90 minute dialogue sessions this fall semester. Contact us for more information:

Instagram: @msu.sustained.dialogue

Facebook: @msusd

Email: [email protected]


Become a Sustained Dialogue Moderator

Open to faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate & graduate). This is a chance to

  • Gain conflict resolution skills
  • Develop interpersonal professional, and leadership skills
  • Authentically communicate across differences
  • Build relationships across diversebackgrounds and Identities
  • Actively listen to others’ lived experiences

Training Start Date: February 1, 2022 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Training sessions continue every Tuesday & Thursday until March 10.

The moderator training application and other information can be found at

Click here for the SD moderator training informational flyer.

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