Message from Ariel Donohue, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Welcome to the website of the Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Montana State
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role building partnerships across the MSU community to strengthen our inclusion efforts, cultivate a welcoming and respectful environment for all students, staff, and faculty, and enhance our culture of intellectual and personal growth. This necessary and exciting work will require sustained input and participation from the entire campus, and I hope you play a part in advancing our commitment to inclusion.
The Montana State University community has committed to strategic planning and goal setting around diversity and inclusion, resulting in our Diversity and Inclusion Framework Report. Our Diversity Council provides guidance and leadership in support of institutional efforts to further the diversity and inclusivity of the campus environment. Academic Diversity Partners in each college coordinate diversity and inclusion initiatives, track progress and participation, communicate priorities and initiatives, and support the adoption of inclusive practices within their colleges. We continue to assess our environment through regular campus climate surveys and offer numerous opportunities for the MSU community to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We hope you explore the information on this website about diversity and inclusion initiatives, connect with campus resources, and stay up to date on related events and programming. I invite you to get involved however you can in the planning efforts, cultural celebrations, and important conversations taking place as we work together to advance MSU’s vision for diversity and inclusion.