Each year, we take the time to reflect on our university community’s achievements around diversity, equity, and inclusion through this annual diversity report. This ongoing work is guided by MSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Framework, priorities and goals that were defined by the MSU community. These themes structure this report and serve as a roadmap to guide our new and continuing efforts throughout the year. You will learn about strategies for supporting student success, academic programs addressing critical needs, student organizations fostering a sense of belonging, leaders communicating inclusive values, and the development of resources educating our community on topics related to diversity and inclusion.

We have learned many important lessons this year. Through MSU’s first annual Hispanic Heritage Month activities, we saw that the local Hispanic/Latino community is vibrant, connected, and ready to engage. Following a threat to an identity-based student organization, a challenging semester reminded us of the strength and resiliency of our LGBTQ and BIPOC communities. We are proud that every MSU student has chosen this university, and we work hard to ensure this is a place where students can be who they are, encompassing a wide range of identities including race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and religion, and find success.

As always, this report provides a snapshot of the exemplary work being done at MSU and is not a complete account of the efforts taking place. For more detailed information on demographics and data, visit our Office of Planning and Analysis website. More information about MSU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts can be found at montana.edu/diversity.

Your involvement is essential to our continued progress. Thank you for celebrating this year’s accomplishments and for finding ways you can positively impact our community.


Ariel Donohue
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Campus Climate

Education & Scholarship

Access & Success

Leadership & Accountability




We extend thanks to the many units and individuals who contributed content to this year’s Diversity Report, including Academic Diversity Partners, the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Graduate School, the Office of International Programs, and numerous others. Thank you to the Office of Planning and Analysis for providing the data and to University Communications for designing and producing this report.


Download a PDF version of the full 2022-2023 Diversity Report here