The University of Missouri System’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council is providing $3.3 million in funding for the four universities during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. Funds will be used to support new programs, bolster existing programs, cover requested scholarships and identify new positions necessary to accomplish continued efforts on the part of the university system to be a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for students, staff and faculty.
Missouri S&T will receive $748,000 for nearly 20 initiatives.
“I am very excited. We received an amount for S&T that will be impactful,” says Neil Outar, interim chief diversity officer. “We’ve earmarked specific projects that we think will work well on our campus.”
Examples of initiatives at S&T include: peer mentoring for students from underrepresented and first-generation college backgrounds, improvements to Disability Services to both students and staff, programming for Celebration of Nations and funding to promote diversity scholarship among faculty. For details on all the initiatives, please view the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council report. Missouri S&T’s proposed and funded initiatives are listed on pages 27-30.