Missouri University of Science and Technology
- 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: https://www.mst.edu/about/). 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:
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.
- 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."