Diversity and Equity at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
The Diversity and Equity Division’s purpose is to provide quality services to and support for the institutions and offices of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The division focuses on policies and services designed to foster a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Under the direction of the chancellor, the division is responsible for managing and coordinating the policies, procedures and programs that govern affirmative action, diversity and equal opportunity. The division consults, advises, trains and provides policy development in the areas of non-discrimination investigations, diversity, multiculturalism and affirmative action.
The Diversity and Equity Division also engages in strategic and limited outreach to business, community and civic and educational organizations with most of the effort going to support campuses.
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Current Events and Information
Inclusive Excellence Grant Program
The Inclusive Excellence Grant Program from the MnSCU Equity and Diversity Division is now accepting proposals for its 2015-2016 grant cycle. Established by the Equity and Diversity Division at MnSCU these grants seek to infuse equity and diversity into all aspects of our colleges and universities strategies and best practices to address the achievement and opportunity gaps among students from under-represented communities. For application details and grant program dates see here.
Please note: The following institutions who received the grants for the 2014-2015 grant cycle will not be eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 cycle (Central Lakes College, Century College, Hennepin Technical College and Southwest Minnesota State University).
Questions should be directed to Josey Landrieu, Director of Diversity Programs and Evaluations at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651-201-1475.
Sexual Violence Seminars
Upcoming Sexual Violence Seminars
There are no new seminars scheduled at this time, but keep checking back we're working on a new schedule.
Completed Sexual Violence Seminars
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - "Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Violence" Leah Lutz, MNCASA
- Tuesday March 10, 2015 - Sexual Violence Prevention; Campus and Personal Strategies
Download Workplace Diversity Climate Documents
Download Diversity Plan
Download the Board of Trustees Approved Diversity Definitions
Diversity Definitions (DOC)
Download Diversity and Multiculturalism’s sample diversity questions for interview
Sample Questions (DOC)