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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
300 W. 13th Street
106 Parker Hall
Rolla, Missouri 65409
(573) 341-6731
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi, we’ve been building on our heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation to equip and inspire today’s students to meet tomorrow’s great global challenges." 101 degree programs within 40 areas of study are offered, including "computer science, business, engineering, humanities, and liberal arts." Furthermore, there are "approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 1,545 graduate students" (Source: The Missouri University of Science and Technology has a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.
General Information
The Missouri University of Science and Technology has created a strategic plan for diversity. The university has instituted Student Diversity Initiatives as well as a Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity 101 training was created for students, in addition to a minor in Multiculturalism and Diversity. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • MST's NSBE Pre-College Initiative is an "on-campus visit program for predominantly African American high school students that may be considering a future career in science, technology, engineering, or math."
  • The MST College of Engineering and Computing Strategic Plan states that it would "actively recruit diverse and passionate students" and "continue to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student population and promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion."
  • The "Enrollment Growth-Admissions" section of MST's 2023 Strategic Plan states that the "growth and diversification of our student body will be a key strategy in creating a thriving and diverse student body." 
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of Student Diversity Initiatives, "Diversity 101," "Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias," and "Intercultural Competency" trainings are offered to students, faculty, and staff.
  • The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts the "Miner Values training workshops" in which "faculty and staff [work] with small groups of students on diversity, equity and inclusion topics."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university offers a Multiculturalism and Diversity Minor which "prepares students to function more effectively in a global society as well as enhances Missouri S&T graduates' employment options by providing knowledge, skills, and strategies for appreciating and understanding diverse cultural practices."
Disciplinary Measures
  • The university's Incident Reporting Form states the following: "Please report any incidents of discrimination you have experienced or observed. In addition, please tell us about any incidents you have experienced or observed that impede our campus from being an open and inclusive environment."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion states that "[s]earch committee members are required to attend Diversity and Inclusion training on a bi-annual basis with the campus Training and Program Development Educator."
Program and Research Funding
  • The university's Strategic Diversity Initiatives offers mini-grants to student organizations that wish to hold events or programs which "must be culturally inclusive and open to the entire Missouri S&T community."
  • The Curtis Laws Wilson Library offers an "Anti-Racism and You" subject guide, which includes "How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi.
  • The university plans to "create an infrastructure that supports diversity goals within the University’s strategic plan and ensure that policies and processes reflect diversity and inclusion goals." The school also has created the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.
  • The university states that, "Through programs and partnerships, Student Diversity Initiatives (SDI) supports diversity-related programming and promotes awareness about female, multicultural, and LGBTQA related issues, while also supporting first generation and low-income students."
  • The university has created its Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, which is "charged with developing a comprehensive approach to diversity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students."
  • In 2014, the university established its Diversity House.
  • The university's Faculty Resource Guide "serve[s] as a resource to assist faculty and staff, and create a better understanding that the campus commitment is part of a larger institutional commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity."
  • The university has a "diversity and inclusion classroom checklist" for teachers in order to "assist faculty in creating the most inclusive environment possible here at Missouri S&T." The document recommends including a "syllabus statement that fosters an inclusive learning environment," and "materials, readings, and images that reflect contributions and perspectives from groups historically underrepresented in the field." Additionally, the document recommends that teachers "learn about implicit bias" and how they can minimize their own biases.
  • On April 24, 2024, as part of its Strategic Diversity Initiatives, MST is hosting the S&T Inaugural Diversity Conference which "[focuses] on topics of diversity while allowing time for participants to network."
  • As part of its Strategic Diversity Initiatives, MST created a "Department Checklist" which "assist[s] department leaders and staff in creating the most inclusive and diverse environment possible."
Symbolic Actions
  • On April 20, 2021, the university released its response to the verdict for Derek Chauvin's trial, stating, "The media coverage of this trial has vividly reminded us of the presence of racism, discrimination and violence toward Black people, and of our responsibilities to pursue our ideals of equity and respect toward others. Other recent incidents of violence toward people of color and others also serve as bitter reminders of racism in our society. As a result of these tragic incidents, many members of our campus community are suffering from trauma."
Last updated April 19th, 2024
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