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Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Paulette Granberry Russell, Director and
Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives serves as an executive-level focal point for the promotion of inclusion and diversity at Michigan State University. Through its leadership and support of university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence, it strengthens and creates a supportive environment for the Michigan State University community, fostering inclusion, diversity among faculty, staff and students, institutional equity, and intercultural understanding. It facilitates collaboration within and across units through assessment and education which promotes and enhances equity, respect, civility, and accountability.

The office provides a broad spectrum of instructional opportunities for faculty, staff and students on diversity and inclusion issues; bias, and global and intercultural understanding.  It also promotes consideration of best practices that advance a culture of inclusion at MSU.

The Office serves as the primary resource to the president, provost and various other university officials on issues of diversity and inclusion. The coordination of all these endeavors leads to greater coherence and connectivity of inclusiveness at Michigan State University and beyond.

For more information, visit; email; or call 1-517-353-3924.