Message from Ariel Donohue, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Welcome to the website of the Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Montana State University! 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.
Over the past two years, the Montana State University community has committed to strategic planning and goal setting around diversity and inclusion. A Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council was created to address the priorities outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Framework Report, which was created with input from hundreds of students, faculty, and staff. In the last year, MSU has conducted an extensive campus climate survey, approved a university-wide strategic plan with embedded diversity metrics, and conducted a national search for an inaugural Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer to guide and coordinate university efforts.
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.