Division of Diversity & Inclusion

The topic of racism will take center stage at Missouri State University’s Collaborative Diversity Conference this year.

Themed “Facing Racism in 2018 and Beyond: A Changing Dynamic,” the conference will take place from April 25-27 in the Plaster Student Union on campus. Wes Pratt, chief diversity officer and assistant to the president at MSU, offers more information about the event. 

Throughout history, the culture and contributions of African Americans have, too often, been neglected or overlooked. That’s why Black History Month, which takes place in the United States each year in February, is an important observance.

Diversity and inclusion are popular buzzwords in many organizations today. But what do they really mean? And how do we go beyond paying lip service to the idea?

These questions and more will be addressed at Missouri State University’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, scheduled for April 19-21 this year. The theme of the conference is “Practice What You Preach in Diversity and Inclusion.”