In January 2018, the Diversity Awareness Office will be officially changing its name to Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC). A commons is a place - physical or intellectual - where culture, space, and community converge. The new name reflects MSU's commitment to inclusion, aligns with the diversity and inclusion framework, and represents the collective and collaborative way the university addresses inclusion. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons will continue to promote inclusion and understanding of difference, support students from underrepresented identity groups, and encourage critical thinking about diversity topics.


Welcome to the Diversity Awareness Office   

The mission of the MSU Diversity Awareness Office (DAO) is to increase understanding, promote inclusion, and inspire critical thinking about diversity, as well as to provide support for those who identify with a wide range of diverse identity groups.  

The DAO provides information, support, and practical resources to the university community in the areas of multicultural awareness, community building, and education. Diversity and inclusion are examined through programs, lectures, movies, celebrations, discussion groups and social events. The DAO provides a supportive environment where students can begin to understand the diversity they experience on campus and across the larger global community.

Contact Us

Diversity Awareness Office
Montana State University
368 Strand Union Building and
286 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 172100
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-5801

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