The Diversity and Equity Division's purpose is to provide quality services to and support for the institutions and offices of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The division focuses on policies and services designed to foster a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Under the direction of the chancellor, the division is responsible for managing and coordinating the policies, procedures and programs that govern affirmative action, diversity and equal opportunity. The division consults, advises, trains and provides policy development in the areas of non-discrimination investigations, diversity, multiculturalism and affirmative action.
The Diversity and Equity Division also engages in strategic and limited outreach to business, community and civic and educational organizations with most of the effort going to support campuses.