DEIB in Music

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the MSU College of Music



The College of Music at Michigan State University is committed to heightening awareness of social and cultural issues that affect our learning environment. Achieved through cooperative efforts between students, staff, faculty and leadership, our work in this area uses diverse strategies including a culture of inclusive dialogue, listening, education, engagement, and action. We strive to provide opportunities to empower engagement throughout our community and facilitate conversations on a variety of complex topics. Ultimately, our goal is to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and to appreciate the many benefits these values bring.
 

Black Lives Matter

A letter to Music students from the Dean and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Reading List

Suggested reading from the DEIB Committee.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Events

Learn more about upcoming Diversity and Inclusion events and activities, and how you can participate.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committees

See a list of committee members and learn more about the ongoing work of students, faculty and staff at the College of Music, and the committee’s 12 recommendations. Also see the MSU College of Music news article announcing this iniative: “Music Students, Faculty and Staff Explore Unity.”

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Giving Opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion Outreach in Music – AE060909
This fund was created to support efforts to recruit highly talented students to the College of Music from diverse backgrounds who will contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the College. Funds may also be used to foster collaboration, engage in training sessions, bring guest speakers/lecturers, and build diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts/opportunities in the College of Music. 

The Venice L. Peek College of Music Scholarship Fund – AE0644
Established by Venice L. Peek, this fund is awarded to highly talented undergraduate or graduate students who will contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the College of Music because of life experiences and those who have exhibited leadership skills, faced adversity and shown an interest in multiculturalism and diversity.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at MSU

Learn more about what MSU is doing to build a more supportive and inclusive environment.