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Michigan Technological University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Phone
(906) 487-1885
Email address
mtu4u@mtu.edu
School Information
"Our mission to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world is expressed through our entrepreneurial spirit—equal parts curiosity and grit. It infuses everything we do. The lifeblood for an MTU Husky? Battling the North wind, trudging through 200 inches of snow each winter, and staying late in the lab to discover that one, new piece of the puzzle. It's hard work that fuels us." The university has over 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolls over 6,800 students, and has a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: https://www.mtu.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.mtu.edu/about/facts/)
General Information
The Michigan Technological University's University Senate has recently passed a resolution titled "Condemning Hate Speech, White Supremacy, and Ethnically and Racially Motivated Intolerance," which acknowledges that, "American history, culture, institutions and practices are deeply and widely permeated with anti-Blackness and systemic racism." No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Re-Imagining Policing
  • The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sense of Belonging (DEIS) Positive Action Team released the Spring 2022 Goals to implement DEIS initiatives across the university which includes academic projects as well as a public safety campaign with local police agencies.
Resources
  • MTU is offering a "Diversity Studies" minor, consisting of courses such as "HU 3940 - Language and Identity" and "HU 3401 - Gender and Culture."
  • In April 2022, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion launched a panel discussion on diversity issues in its Sense of Belonging Speakers Series.
  • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion at MTU provides a number of workshops, services, and events to support diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Symbolic Actions
  • The University Senate has recently passed a resolution titled "Condemning Hate Speech, White Supremacy, and Ethnically and Racially Motivated Intolerance," which acknowledges that, "American history, culture, institutions and practices are deeply and widely permeated with anti-Blackness and systemic racism."
  • In Fall of 2021, MTU announced “the launch of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sense of Belonging (DEIS) Alumni Advisory Board” in order to support DEIS campus initiatives.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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