The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office is to create a culturally enhanced campus environment through inclusive education, advocacy, social justice, diversity, and leadership opportunities. It is our goal to provide and promote diverse events such as lectures, concerts, cultural awareness programs, films, and workshops that will assist our students in an understanding of world views that influence their work and relationships.
Students interested in learning more about cultural differences and/or programming are encouraged to contact the Director.
As we see and experience the events taking place across the United States many of us want to have conversations about race but because such conversations are difficult we are reluctant to do so. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has gathered useful resources to help each of us travel down the path of this important journey.
Racism. What is it? Why does it remain part of our society? What can we do to end it? This site created by the Smithsonian magazine provides 158 resources designed to help answer these questions. They also provide ways to develop pathways for sustained solutions.
In addition to working with our students, The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collaborates with the administration and the university to develop strategic goals for inclusive education across the MHU campus. This includes faculty and staff focus groups, student focus groups, campus climate surveys, professional development, advocacy and support, inclusive curriculum, and a commitment to diversity.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion sponsors numerous cultural programs each year, including: