The Eli Broad College of Business is dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that empowers our faculty, staff, students and alumni to achieve true collaborative excellence.
Our vision at the Broad College is to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion, with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements. We are committed to building an inclusive environment – one that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. This commitment is rooted in the firm belief that true collaborative excellence is only possible when there is mutual respect, accountability and transparency. These values must pervade everything we do.
Our collective efforts in these areas at Michigan State University and the Broad College of Business are guided by MSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan developed by a steering committee comprised of members from across the institution. Diversity, equity and inclusion has been centered at the heart of strategic planning efforts for both MSU and the Broad College of Business—it is one of the six core strategic themes in the MSU 2030 Strategic Plan as well as one of the five strategic themes outlined in our Broad 2030 Strategic Plan. As such, we have taken and are continuing to take intentional actions through our programmatic initiatives, curricular content and personnel decisions.
While our efforts have made considerable progress, there is more work to be done to make MSU and the Broad College a welcoming home for people of diverse backgrounds and to inspire us all to do our best work. Together, we, as Spartans, are up to the challenge.
Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean
Foster a culture and climate of belonging and success: Build a community grounded in mutual respect where everyone feels valued, supported to do their best work, and able to advance.
Short-term (1-2 years): To be a leader at MSU with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Longer-term (2-4 years): To be a leader among the Big 10 and peer business schools and become an exemplar with the best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We will seek to involve faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers, advisory boards, and other supporters in our DEI efforts
We will ensure that our DEI efforts cover the entire spectrum of our programs and activities, including engaging in signature endeavors that signal distinct expertise
We will strive to embed our DEI efforts pervasively in our curriculum, scholarly activity, and interactions with the community
We will aspire to meet ambitious goals and targets and be accountable to our stakeholders for our performance
For those within the MSU community, the Broad College has developed a repository of DEI resources that is actively curated through the Gast Business Library (MSU NetID required to access).
We’ve brought together a diverse team of faculty and staff to guide actions that the Broad College is taking.