ComArtSci Includes All

We advocate on behalf of our community—ComArtSci students, faculty and staff—to ensure equity and opportunity. We work to foster an environment that empowers and includes all.

Our Mission

Members of the Inclusiveness Committee represent a diverse cross-section of our college and are committed to creating a community of excellence, one built by a diversity of faces and thoughts. We work to ensure individuals feel safe, heard and have equal opportunities for success. The committee provides leaders in the college with guidance on college policies especially in areas of inclusion and diversity and plans activities that will create a better understanding of our community and our world.

Meet the Committee

Inclusiveness Committee members want to hear from you on ways to further improve our community.

Want to get involved? The ComArtSci Inclusiveness Committee is searching for both undergrad and graduate students from each department to join our committee and aid us in expanding our reach and impact to students.

This is an excellent opportunity for professional extracurricular experience.
For more information contact Pierce Wiselogle, AD+PR undergraduate and Inclusiveness Committee Media Coordinator. 


We are here to serve our community and empower individuals with resources to ensure our community feels healthy, safe and supported. 

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What's Happening

At ComArtSci and WKAR, we encourage debate and discussion through events that open our eyes to new perspectives and allow us to learn more about our community and world. 

The ComArtSci Inclusiveness Committee meets on the third Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in room 184 unless otherwise stated.  

November 11, 2018 noon-5:00 p.m. MSU Union. 2018 MSU Global Festival. Country-specific exhibits, cultural demonstrations and live performances by international students will bring the community together to celebrate cultures around the world. Pick up souvenirs at the World Gift Shop, where all proceeds go to international student scholarships, or take home some new dance moves; students will be teaching traditional steps in an open dance studio following their performances. Volunteer here or join the Facebook event.

November 12, 2018. 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. MSU Law building, third floor - Castle Board Room. Disability Rights are Human Rights with speaker Arlene Kanter, Professor of Law & Director of the Disability Law & Policy Program, Syracuse University College of Law. Join this pivotal discussion on disability rights. Lunch will be provided. 

November 13, 2018. 7:00 p.m. Red Cedar Spirits. Malcom X memoriam committee meeting. Malcolm X was a civil rights leader who grew up in Lansing. This group is forming to do more to honor his legacy to the Lansing area and is welcoming newcomers and ideas to their group. 

November 14, 2018. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Room 145. Making It: Latino Students' Pathways to College documentary screening. Hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) and Detroit Public TV, this documentary includes information on research-based supports for Latino students as they go through high school and transition to college. The documentary also features Cesar Chavez Academy High School in Southwest Detroit and Migrant Student Services at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with REL. Snacks will be provided. More information can be found here. 

November 16, 2018 9-10:30 a.m. Room 184: ComArtSci Community Conversations with Esther Thorson, Journalism Professor.

November 16 & 17, 2018. Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) Leadership Summit. Students can register here.

November 21, 2018. Year of Global Africa Mini-Grant Applications Due. Have an idea to host a Year of Global Africa Event and need funding? Now is your chance! The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is assisting those with Year of Global Africa event ideas with funding in order to see those events come to fruition. 

November 22, 2018. Noon-2:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Unity Dinner. Hosted by the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions in the MSU Brody classrooms. More information can be found here. Register here.

December 6 & 7, 2018. Accessible Learning Conference. 

January 11, 2019. 9-10:30 a.m. Room 184. "Pointers from a Panel of Recent Re-appointees." Curious about the reappointment process within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences? Now is your chance to educate yourself on the process led by a panel of recent reappointed faculty. 

January 25, 2019 12:00 p.m. Snyder-Phillips Hall. MSU’s 2nd Social Justice Art Festival. Explore how art can be used as a medium to promote social justice and encourage dialogue across the MSU community. This festival will provide an opportunity for MSU students to showcase their unique art (poetry, storytelling, photography, painting, dance, theatre, etc.) as it relates to social justice topics. The festival aims to unite students, faculty, and staff across the MSU community around topics affecting our community. More info can be found here

February 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Frederick D. Haynes III Senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas; Haynes is also an author, radio show host and social activist. With a passion for people and community, he has been an activist against racial, economic and social injustice from the local to the national levels.

February 21, 2019 5:00 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center for Performing Arts. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Eugene Robinson A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post columnist, Robinson long ago recognized the interconnections between politics and culture and frequently adds his unique view of the American narrative on MSNBC.

February 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center for Performing Arts. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Vernon Jordan Civil rights activist, presidential advisor and author, Jordan has held influential positions in politics, the public service arena, corporate America and law. A graduate of DePauw University and Howard University School of Law, he has never hesitated to speak truth to power or to choose his own path, regardless of others’ views. 

March 15, 2019 9-10:30 a.m. Room 184: ComArtSci Community Conversations with Teresa Mastin, ComArtSci Ad&PR Department Chair.

For more info, go to or contact Lauren McKenzie or Geri Alumit Zeldes

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