"Creating and sustaining an accessible, inclusive and supportive community."


Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is that it will serve as a resource that faculty, staff and graduate students within the units of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) use to develop intentional efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and graduate students to enhance teaching, research and extension.

To this end, ODEI works with relevant departments to recruit diverse students, faculty, and staff; to support the professional development of members of our community from diverse and historically underserved backgrounds; and to represent and advocate for diverse representation in academic and professional fields in agriculture and natural resources.

Explore the programs, events, and resources we maintain to support our mission.

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  • Forest Paths speaker series logo

    Former U.S. Forest Service chief to give talk at MSU

    Published on January 15, 2018

    Thomas Tidwell, 17th Chief of the United States Forest Service, will give a talk at Michigan State University January 22 on the importance of national forests to the environment, economy and society.

  • PSM welcomes new potato and sugarbeet pathologist.

    Published on January 4, 2018

    Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences is excited to welcome a new faculty member for this upcoming spring! Jaime Willbur will be joining us on March 1, 2018 as a new extension and faculty member, studying specifically potato and sugarbeet pathology.

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