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Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives


Pacesetter 2020-2021 Alumni winners

In 1998, the Ferris State Alumni Association established the Pacesetter Award to recognize individuals who demonstrate leadership and service to their professions, community, service organizations and alma mater, and who, when nominated, have graduated within the previous 13 years

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Announcements and News

Expect Diversity set

Expect Diversity: Gender Pay Gap

In this episode of Expect Diversity, David Pilgrim discusses the gender pay gap with Karen Simon and Megan Biller.

Campus Climate Team

Campus Climate Team

The Campus Climate Team collaborates with individuals and groups to create a more welcoming environment for every member of the communities that call Ferris home.

Diversity Report

2019-2020 Diversity Report

Read about the Progress, Achievements, Recommendations, and Challenges in the annual Diversity and Inclusion report. 

DIO Plan

2016-2021 Diversity and Inclusion Plan

The University wide Diversity and Inclusion Plan represents more than a year of work by dozens of people. The Plan is a living document--new initiatives can and will be added in the years to come.


Bulldog Basic Needs Alliance (BBNA)

The Bulldog Basic Needs Alliance provides emergency assistance to current students facing food or housing insecurity which would otherwise jeopardize their ability to stay in school.

There is a home for you here

You are welcome here (video)

A message from students and faculty at Ferris State University: "You Are Welcome Here" Video produced by Ferris international students Dona Biyong and Bas Keizer.

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Diversity and Inclusion related offices

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