What is the Inclusive Campus Initiative (ICI)?
The Inclusive Campus Initiative (ICI) at Michigan State University is a radical and transformative ground up approach that centers student voices, builds partnerships with senior administration and increases communications and collaborations with campus partners in creating a sustainable inclusive campus ecosystem. Sponsored by MSU’s Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Life & Engagement and informed by the work of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee and Racial Equity Task Force, the ICI was created because of the ongoing student concerns shared over the years at town halls and through multiple lists of student activist demands. Aligning with the University’s DEI strategic plan, this initiative was born out of a tremendous concern for student safety as students returned to living and learning on campus during the fall of 2021.
Now in its second year, the Inclusive Campus Initiative has continued to impact change at MSU through its proactive methods for outreach, engagement of campus partners and its advocacy for ongoing feedback from marginalized student and staff community members. Our work is grounded in knowing that university policies and procedures will only be effective so long as we are listening to those who these policies and procedures are serving. Additionally, our work centers on the historical significance of activism in shaping today’s increasing embrace of inclusive campus environments.
Through the vision and oversight of Senior Vice President, Vennie Gore, the ICI is managed by Meaghan Kozar, the Interim Project Manager. Additional invaluable support includes leadership from Tariq Abdelhamid, chief Lean Enterprise officer and the ICI Task Force team.
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