November 29, 2022

ICI November 2022 Update

The Inclusive Campus Initiative (ICI) sponsored by the Office for Senior Vice President for Student Life & Engagement aims to support ongoing student concerns, increase DEI communications and create an inclusive campus ecosystem at Michigan State University. Follow us on Instagram: @MSUInclusiveCampus

What's New?

  1. ICI is partnering with Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) Review team for their spring 2023 summit (TBD). 
  2. Completed our 10th Virtual Community Forum “Student Leader Advocacy.”
  3. “Inclusive Policies & Procedures Task Force” will be meeting to begin a plan of care for supporting students.
  4. Inclusive Education, Training and Programming Task Force is working on “Community Re-Building” with marginalized student communities for spring 2023. 
  5. Completed three ICI DEIB Campus Communities Lunch. View November PowerPoint presentation here.

ICI Outreach

Below is a sampling of October and November's outreach efforts to campus partners and student communities. If you would like Meaghan to present to your organization about the ICI or about a topic related to DEIB, email

  • Student Life and Engagement’s Planning and Projects Office (PPO)
  • Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Director of Equity and Anti-Discrimination
  • Jewish Student Union (JSU) e-board
  • “Fall into Action” with Center for Engaged Learning (CCEL)
  • CAPS (Support with messaging)
  • Plant Research Lab (PRL) Post-Docs  
  • Student Affairs Administration (SAA) Connections
  • MOSAIC (Honor’s College)
  • BROAD Student Senate

ICI Testimonials

“We were amazed by how your passion for your work and cause radiated during every minute of your speaking. You pushed us to think, feel, and look forward to what we can do for a better and more inclusive future.” – Aya, vice president of the Honors College Organization MOSAIC

“My biggest challenge has been taken care of by the ICI DEIB Community Monthly lunches. I was lacking a sense of community to create more opportunities to discuss ideas and create collaboration opportunities.” – Anjam Chaudhary, DEI coordinator, International Studies & Programs

In honor of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18), the US Embassy in India featured “videos of Indians studying in US universities and asking them why they chose the US and the university they’re in.” Rochisshil (Rochi) Varma spotlighted the Inclusive Campus Initiative. Varma served as a student panelist during the ICI Virtual Community Forum #8 “Student Challenges for 2022-23.” Watch the video with Varma on Instagram.

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