Commitment to DEI

Hate Has No Home Here MSU

Hate Has No Home Here Pledge

"I will work to make sure HATE HAS NO HOME HERE at MSU. I pledge to do my part in creating and sustaining a welcoming and inclusive environment at MSU. I pledge to not commit acts of hate. I pledge to be an active bystander and to prevent and address incidents of hate and bias." 

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We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and culturally competent workplace where all employees and campus community members are welcomed, supported, and valued. A multitude of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences within our workforce makes us stronger. Through diversity, equity, and inclusion, we build the future of MSU.
Dan Bollman, Vice President

 

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Diversity: We commit to workforce that is reflective of our campus community inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origins, religious commitments, age, disability status, and political perspective.

Equity: We commit to creating and embedding practices that ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities, recognizing that we don't all start from the same place because advantages and barriers exist. Our practices acknowledge uneven starting places and seek to correct the imbalance to ensure that people with marginalized identities have the opportunity to grow, contribute and develop.

Inclusion: We commit to welcome all differences and ensure all perspectives and opinions are heard in an environment that develops a sense of belonging and support of differences. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

IPF leadership is committed to carrying out our mission to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and all that we do. Supporting and demonstrating behaviors of understanding, appreciation, respect and acceptance of differences and commonalities to drive a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is essential to our success.

The key strategies and goals outlined in the DEI strategic plan serves as a roadmap as we reflect on our successes, challenges, and areas of growth during this journey:

  1. Create an inclusive and equitable work environment
  2. Recruit, retain and develop a diverse workforce
  3. Support and contribute to an inclusive campus community

Additional insights on IPF's DEI strategic plan can be found in the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Annual Report.

Unit Diveristy, Equity and Inclusion Council

IPF’s DEI Council delivers cross-organizational strategic management and direction in the area of diversity and inclusion as an adviser and resource, ensuring alignment with the overall DEI Strategic Plan. The DEI Council also serves as a channel for communication and catalyst for embedding DEI language and skills into all processes.

Our DEI Council members include a diverse group of IPF employees from various departments who are passionate and committed to DEI. Responsibilities are to support implementation plans, discuss and troubleshoot challenges, share feedback, attend quarterly meetings; and be a DEI champion to foster a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and culturally competent workplace where all employees and campus community members are welcomed, supported, and valued. Read more

 

Our Initiatives

Outreach and Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Program provides employees with ongoing opportunities to engage in meaningful activities outside of daily job assignments that is designed for continued learning.

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Supplier Diversity

In collaboration with MSU University Services, we lead and formalize ongoing partnerships with a diverse group of suppliers to keep MSU running.

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Career Opportunities

Would you like to join our team and become a culture add to our workplace? Our workforce engages in high performing, leading edge practices, valuing people, partners and stewardship. We are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture; engaging and hiring a diverse workforce.

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“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace – respect for diversity.”
John Hume, 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Resources

Questions?

Tina Alonzo, CM, CHRS
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator
alonzoti@msu.edu 517.884.7457