Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives

Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion

The MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences works collaboratively with faculty and staff across all departments, to identify and sustain best practices for an inclusive and diverse educational community. In the spirit of inclusive educational excellence, the College promotes diversity, educational equity and encourages positive awareness and acceptance of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Prospective and Current Students, contact:
Lauren J. Gaines
Coordinator of Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Tel: 517-355-7499 | Email: gainesla@msu.edu

Areas of Engagement:

  • Recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations
  • Academic support and advising
  • Time management and goal setting
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) monitoring
  • Transition and adjustment concerns
  • Building effective relationships across campus
  • Freshman seminar
  • Diversity programming and outreach


Kami J. Silk, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, CAS
Associate professor, Communication & AgBioResearch
HRC M.A. Program, Graduate Director
Faculty Excellence Advocate (FEA)
477 CAS Building, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824

Tel: 517.884.3550 | Email: silkk@msu.edu

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