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)

 

Measures

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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.

  

  


  

  

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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 Students Alliance.

  


  

  

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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)

  


  

  

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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.

  

  


  

  

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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.

  


  

  

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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.

  

  


  

  

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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.

  


  

  

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Advocate for additional gender inclusive restrooms wherever there are only single-sex restrooms on campus.

  

  


  

  

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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.

  

  


  

  

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Set aside some funding in ASMSU’s budget for Major governing bodies, still approvable by the general assembly.

  


  

  

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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)

  


  

  

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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.

  

  


  

  

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Conduct research to ensure recruitment of more diverse recruitment faculty in lacking departments on campus.

  


  

  

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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.

  

  


  

  

Get In Touch

Student Government Website

http://asmsu.msu.edu/

Email

campaign@abii4msu.org

Credits

Website by: Mike Kamwana

Photography by: Raymond Lesiyon