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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

International Studies and Programs works to embody diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work—from hiring, to interacting with students and visitors, to collaborating with each other and our partners around the world.

In ISP, different perspectives, cultures and voices are the norm. Across campus, ISP has a critical role in internationalizing teaching and learning, supporting the integration of diverse perspectives, cultures and voices into the MSU curriculum. ISP works to make international Spartans—including faculty, staff, students and visitors—feel welcome in our community, and to address challenges they face. In line with the university's core values, ISP works to enable all members of the campus community to develop skills and competencies to engage across global differences. We promote and support diversity, equity, inclusion and internationalization across campus and with our partners abroad.

Toward an Inclusive Global Community

In their February 2021 memo, Teresa Woodruff, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer; and Steve Hanson, Associate Provost and Dean of International Studies and Programs provide guidance on how to move forward in creating an inclusive global community at MSU.
Read memo >


ISP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

  • Ashley Green (Chair), ISP Dean's Office
  • Opal Leeman Bartzis, Office for Education Abroad
  • Wenda Bauchspies, Center for Gender in a Global Context
  • Venkat Matoory, Global Youth Advancement Network
  • Krista McCallum Beatty, Office for International Students and Scholars
  • Mohammad Khalil, Muslim Studies Program
  • Stephanie Nawyn, Center for Gender in a Global Context
  • Kate Simon, Japan Center for Michigan Universities
  • Daniel Spadafore, Office for International Advancement

Submit Your Feedback

We each have a responsibility to help make MSU a better, safer, more welcoming community for all. But we can't do it alone. We are looking for your feedback to help shape some activities and initiatives that we can do to advance diversity, equity and inclusion—both here at ISP and across the university. 

Please use the form below to submit your comments and ideas. You may leave anonymous feedback or leave your name if you would like to be contacted for more information.