Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
"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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There are no events at this time.
In August, CANR welcomed Phillip Seaborn to the position of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Diversity. Phillip will be responsible for overseeing the pre-college and outreach programs and diversity initiatives for the undergraduate population.
Welcome and welcome back from the Office of Diversity and Pluralism!
Ron Hendrick began his position as Dean of CANR in July of 2016. Diversity programs will be a priority in his first year. We sat down to discuss why diversity is a priority of his, and how we can all be a part of that.
The following departments were recognized by the CANR Office of Diversity & Pluralism for efforts to promote programming
With all the programming, professional development opportunities, and diversity-focused education happening in our college and MSU as a whole, we at ODP have decided to post a monthly news to our website.