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Montana State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
201 Strand Union Building (SUB)
P.O. Box 172190
Bozeman, Montana 59717
(406) 994-2452
Email address
School Information
"As the state's land-grant university, Montana State integrates education, creation of knowledge and art and service to communities. "Montana State University will transform lives and communities in the people's interest." The university enrolls over 16,700 students, has an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and has programs of study in agriculture, arts & architecture, business, education, health, & human development, engineering, letters & science, and nursing. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The university has provided ample anti-racism resources such as reading groups, guides, and access to material like the 1619 Project podcast and "How to Be an Anti-Racist". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • This year, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering a series of trainings within the "Diversity Development Certifications" program.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Within the BIPOC Plan, one priority is to “expand and sustain Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) trainings around racial equity topics that provide opportunities for ongoing involvement from BIPOC students, using evaluation responses to inform existing training.”
Program and Research Funding
  • In September 2023, the MSU Library hosted a traveling exhibit, “Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations.”
  • The school’s Academic Diversity Partners is composed of faculty who “align existing diversity efforts with MSU’s strategic diversity goals.”
  • On April 28, 2023, Montana State University launched an annual grant program, the MSUAF Diversity Seed Grant Program. This will support the goal to “recognize student organizations committed to engaging their community and promoting inclusivity” and promote diversity and inclusion.
  • The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons serves to “offer a diverse range of services, such as educational programs, workshops, seminars, and events that facilitate meaningful conversations and support both personal and community growth.”
  • A working group coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has created a guide on "Equity-Oriented Action", which includes "Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources", "Anti-Racist Resources", and a list called "White Allyship 101".
  • The university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will facilitate "reading groups for MSU employees and students to engage with social justice materials."
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's resources site recommends the 1619 Project's podcast, a "Guide to Allyship", and "How to be an Anti-Racist".
  • The university has provided additional resources for discussing race issues based on an individual's level of anti-racism.
Symbolic Actions
  • In April 2022, the university began holding weekly "Racial Connection and Healing Space" meetings.
  • The school plans to “submit a formal request for new Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) space that supports the vision for expanding DISC services and offerings to more directly support BIPOC students and address issues of racial equity.”
  • The university offers Diversity Awards to students for specific DEI accomplishments.
Last updated November 1st, 2023
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