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.  

October 16, 2018. 8:00a.m.-12:30p.m. MSU Union. 3rd Annual WorkLife Conference - Building a Community in a Culture of Change. This event is free! 

October 18, 2018 5-6:30 p.m. Women of Color Community Social Hour at Saddleback BBQ (Okemos) RSVP required. Sponsored by MSU IDEA Coordinators. 

October 19, 2018 8-9:00 a.m. Room 184: ComArtSci Community Conversations with Bill Beekman, Michigan State University's Athletic Director. Moderated by Joanne Gerstner, School of Journalism.

October 19, 2018 9-10:30 a.m. Room 184. RP&T Expectations & Strategies 2.0 Ask your Chairs and Director: This panel will feature Lucinda Davenport, Teresa Mastin, Jim Dearing, Johannes Bauer and Dimitar Delinski. Tenure-track faculty, this is your opportunity to ask and learn about the reappointment, promotion and tenure process. Moderated by Wei Peng, Professor in Media and Information.

October 30, 2018 2-4:00 p.m. 3rd Annual ComArtSci Costume Bash. Come bring your little ones to break out their costumes one day early this year. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy a myriad of family friendly events and spooky treats. 

October 31, 2018 Deadline to sign up for the Thanksgiving Dinner Program. Sign up to host an international student for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. Sponsored by the Office of International Students & Scholars. 

Date and time TBD. Say it in 6: Undergrad Edition - Ask Your Chairs. More information to come. 

November 8, 2018 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Chittenden Hall, room 110. Reflect & Connect - Moving from Debate to Dialogue. Sponsored by the MSU WorkLife Office.

November 8, 2018. MSU Union. World Usability Day. 

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

December 6 & 7, 2018. Accessible Learning Conference. 

January 25, 2019 12:00pm. 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

March 15, 2018 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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