DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING
I AM MSU!
Goal: Employ proactive and reactive measures to boost graduation rates of
students from disadvantaged communities, as well as guarantee a sense of multidimensional
inclusion and belonging for every Spartan.
Potential Spartan Partnerships: ASMSU Diversity Department, CORES and COPS,
Dream at MSU, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, RHA, MSU Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion Steering Committee, Resource Center for Persons With Disabilities (RCPD)
Fight for more recruitment of diverse students: Helping to start a recruitment platform that will
dispatch diverse student groups to recruit other students from their communities.
Commitment to continue advocating for an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training bill for all
staff, faculty, and students at MSU - From ASMSU bill 56-31 which I passed alongside the Black
Commitment to hold RHA accountable on their promise for the expansion of Halal food across all
dining halls at MSU (Another ASMSU bill which I passed alongside the Muslim students Association)
Commitment to dedicating everything I have to push for the fulfilment of each clause on the CORES
and COPS ten point plan, first advocated for by BSA.
Advocate for the creation of a sub-department within MSU’s Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
that will specifically support undocumented and DACA students. The sub department will train and
advise students on financial aid, admission, and residency reclassification.
Educate every MSU student through a DEI training on the different circumstances of undocomented
students (VISA expiry etc), the DACA status, and why these students deserve the community’s support.
Create a fund for LGBTQ+ students who may be facing financial strain from family disapproval of
their sexuality or require emergency funds for medical costs regarding their sexuality.
Advocate for additional gender inclusive restrooms wherever there are only single-sex restrooms on
Follow up on the interfaith council to reclaim their empty seat at ASMSU’s General Assembly. If they
refuse, work to ensure further religious representation within ASMSU by advocating to replace them.
Set aside some funding in ASMSU’s budget for Major governing bodies, still approvable by the general
Dedicate a diversity session and diversity guide for annual orientation programs for domestic and
international students. The sessions should dispel anxiety of interacting with other groups, and the
guides should emphasize basic diversity etiquette. (basic dos and don’ts)
Support students with disabilities academically by partnering with the Resource Center for Persons
with Disabilities (RCPD) to educate teaching/learning assistants and faculty members to accomodate
students with invisible disabilities - like learning disabilities.
Conduct research to ensure recruitment of more diverse recruitment faculty in lacking departments on
Co-sponsor and show up at cultural and heritage celebration events around campus like the sophomore
class council’s annual “Cultural Exchange: Punch Your Passport” event.