Office of Diversity and Pluralism
“Creating and sustaining an accessible, inclusive and supportive community.”
Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Pluralism in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.
The mission of the Office of Organization and Professional Development for Diversity and Pluralism (ODP) is that it will serve as a resource that faculty, staff and graduate students within the units of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) use to develop intentional efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and graduate students to enhance teaching, research and extension.
To this end, ODP works with relevant departments to recruit diverse students, faculty, and staff; to support the professional development of members of our community from diverse and historically underserved backgrounds; and to represent and advocate for diverse representation in academic and professional fields in agriculture and natural resources.
Explore the programs, events, and resources we maintain to support our mission.
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Date: February 16, 2016
Location: Wells Hall B122 (619 Red Cedar Road)
See the schedule below for this semester’s Black Women and Violence film series, co-coordinated by Dr. Terrion Williamson (English and AAAS) and Dr. Lisa Biggs (RCAH).
Date: March 1, 2016
Location: Brody Dining Hall, Large Private Dining Room
Racial Equity and the Promise of “Good Food” for Michigan.
Discussion of an annotated bibliography on structural racism in the U.S. food system.
March 1, 2016
4:45 – 6 p.m.
Brody Square – Large
Private Dining Area
Posted on December 4, 2015 2:45pm
2016 Team Applications Available for Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition
More information at Multicultural Business Programs.
Posted on November 23, 2015 12:44pm
Scientists, legal practitioners and other food industry professionals active in global food markets will have an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Islamic dietary laws and practices in January when the Global Food Law program at Michigan State University introduces its new course in halal food regulation.
Posted on November 11, 2015 4:04pm
If you missed Dr. Kelvin Grant’s November 3, 2015 presentation at the ODP First Tuesday mixer, listen here to the audio of that event.
Posted on November 11, 2015 12:54pm
ODP and CAMP create a course designed to prepare students from migrant farmworker families for college and career.
Posted on November 11, 2015 12:50pm
Michigan State has recently updated its University Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct. The changes reflect an understanding of a greater need for community training and response. You can read the accompanying letter from the President, as well as the announcement from MSU‘s Title IX coordinator.