Diversity Offices

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

Seeking a welcoming and inclusive space on campus? Look no further than the HCDC! This vibrant hub caters to all students, offering a dedicated study area, comfortable lounge for socializing, and valuable resources like free printing, pronoun pins, school supplies, and a fridge/microwave (plus, free snacks are often available!). The HCDC is also home to F.L.A.R.E. and various student organizations, fostering a safe and supportive environment where everyone feels empowered to connect and thrive.

  • Location: 198 Lee Blvd, Colvard Student Union Suite 222
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Phone: (662) 325-2033
  • Email: hcdc@msstate.edu
  • Website: https://www.hcdc.msstate.edu

Safe Zone & Office of Inclusive Excellence

The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) aims to create a welcoming and supportive campus for all students, faculty, and staff. They offer various programs to achieve this goal, including diversity training, initiatives to attract and keep talented employees, and supporting research that fosters an inclusive climate. One key OIE program is Safe Zone, which provides training to become an LGBTQ+ ally. This helps create a safe space for conversations about sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, building a supportive community for everyone on campus.

Office of Civil Rights Compliance

The Mississippi State University Office of Civil Rights Compliance (OCRC) works to ensure a fair and welcoming environment for everyone on campus, free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. They enforce various laws like Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act, investigate potential violations, develop and advise on civil rights policies, and offer training on these matters. As the university’s central hub for civil rights concerns, they answer questions, advise individuals, and promote best practices for an inclusive campus community.

  • Location: 231 Famous Maroon Band Street
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Phone: (662) 325-5839
  • Email: titleix@msstate.edu
  • Website: https://www.civilrights.msstate.edu

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers a range of services, accommodations, and advocacy to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn and thrive on campus. The DRC is committed to supporting students with disabilities and providing them with the resources they need to succeed. They celebrate diversity and strive to create an accessible and inclusive environment for all.

  • Location: 01 Montgomery Hall (Basement)
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Phone: (662) 325-3335
  • Email: drc@msstate.edu
  • Website: https://www.drc.msstate.edu