Academic Programs Catalog

The Academic Program

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Michigan State University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and, in the context of employment, affirmative action.  University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status.  The university is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  In carrying out this commitment, the university is guided by the applicable federal and state laws and regulations and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.

The university has a comprehensive employment Affirmative Action Plan that includes placement goals for academic and support staff employment and an affirmative action policy for the employment of veterans and persons with disabilities.  The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives oversees the Plan by reviewing individual academic and support staff hiring recommendations, and advises the President and other university administrators on equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion matters.

The All-University Anti-Discrimination Policy applies to all university community members and to education and employment programs and activities and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight.  The Office of Institutional Equity establishes relations with federal and state civil rights agencies, and provides a system of addressing complaints of prohibited discrimination and harassment by conducting investigations where necessary and ensures prompt remedial action where discrimination or harassment is found.

For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Hannah Administration Building, 426 Auditorium Road, Room 444, 1-517-353-3924,, or visit For additional information on the University's Anti-Discrimination Policy, contact the Office of Institutional Equity, Suite 4, Olds Hall 408 West Circle Drive, 1-517-353-3922,