The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion creates and maintains an accessible, inclusive and supportive community for all who learn, work and teach in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) aims to foster a culture where every member of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) feels valued and inspired to achieve individual and common goals.

We have the opportunity as faculty, staff and students to celebrate differences and work together to further integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into our culture so it becomes who we are and what we do every day.

Intercultural CANR: Exploring our Spirit is an ODEI initiative and series of events meant to make space and explore aspects of our identities that are talked about less in our conversations about inclusion.

This initiative provides an opportunity to explore the variety of religions, faiths, and spiritual practices that make up the tapestry of our spiritual lives in the college and the surrounding communities.


  • Photo of group working together at Lansing placemaking and crime prevention charrette.

    Using the NCI charrette process to build trust

    Published on August 15, 2019

    NCI was awarded an opportunity to work with the National Recreation and Parks Association to develop curriculum for parks and recreation professionals that ties in elements of diversity, equity and inclusion, in part through building trust.

  • Forest Paths logo, black ground green letters

    Hip hop philosophy forester to give talk at MSU

    Published on April 2, 2019

    Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will give a talk to Michigan State University April 16 on integrating hip hop and forestry into his teaching and philosophy.

  • Quentin Tyler: Cultivating diversity in CANR

    Published on February 4, 2019

    Quentin Tyler, Ph.D., CANR associate dean and director for diversity, equity and inclusion, details his passion for helping the community and improving the lives of the next generation.

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  • Sep 10

    CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Welcome Reception

    September 10, 2019 4:30PM - 6:30PM Agriculture Hall, Atrium

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers a welcome reception for our College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) community in the atrium of Ag Hall.

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