The MSU LGBTQ Resource Directory provides a list of education, advocacy, and support resources for students identifying as LGBTQ or allies seeking information and resources.  The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons provides educational and social programs, support services, and resources intended to:

  • Raise awareness regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • Affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and lives by fostering a safe, inclusive, and multicultural environment for MSU’s LGBTQ community
  • Support the academic mission and statement on diversity of Montana State University by promoting the inclusion of LGBTQ topics in academic and extracurricular programs
  • Build linkages with other LGBTQ organizations and allied programs through outreach and community development efforts

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons features a Student Commons on the 3rd floor of the Strand Union Building (SUB 368). The Student Commons is a space in which students may socialize, relax between classes, engage in meaningful conversations about identity, connect with resources, and learn more about opportunities for diverse students.


(re)Envisioning the Outdoors

(re)Envisioning the Outdoors: Exploring the Intersection of Identity and Public Lands

Join Mikah Meyer for a presentation and community discussion exploring the intersection of identity and public lands.  Mikah is a new type of LGBTQ role model with a mission to invite people to the outdoors, highlight the importance of public lands being welcoming to people of all identities, and to share all 417 national park sites with the world.  Mikah's talk will be followed by a moderated dialogue with community leaders Vasu Sojitra and Francine Spang-Willis, along with National Heritage Areas Program Manager Alex Hernandez, all working to build a more inclusive outdoors.

Increasingly, outdoors communities are recognizing and beginning to re-envision the history of our public lands heritage which has traditionally been told through the predominate lenses of whiteness and hegemonic masculinity. Coupled with exhausted operating budgets and other considerable threats to our unique conservation legacy, it is essential, now more than ever, that everyone, regardless of race, religion, ability, gender or sexual identity, be able to visualize themselves as safe and comfortable on and to create meaningful connections with our public lands.

This event is sponsored by: MSU Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, MSU Women's Center, ASMSU, Center for Western Lands and People, Department of Earth Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, Department of Political Science, College of Health and Human Development, Queer Straight Alliance, Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, National Parks Conservation Association and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

Read up on Mikah's story here: