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Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Jabbar Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives works to advance Michigan State University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities.  The office plays a key role in meeting federal, state and local compliance regulations related to student recruitment and employee hiring, as well as supplier diversity.  In addition, the office helps to lead and coordinate a range of initiatives and programs that aim to increase diversity, ensure equity, promote inclusion, and advance outreach and engagement across the institution.  The office partners with senior executives, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to support the safety, well-being and overall success of members of historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, and offers a broad spectrum of educational and training opportunities which promote a culture of dignity, respect, empathy and accountability at Michigan State University.

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