Walker Arts and Humanities Center building in fall
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe’onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga’iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka’aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).

Diversity is Our Strength

Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of inclusion isn’t just the moral choice. Diverse communities improve educational outcomes. They broaden horizons and encourage innovation. They lead to happier, more fulfilled lives.

The Michigan Tech College of Sciences and Arts vows to foster a sense of belonging for all members of our community, so that everyone can contribute their diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences to enrich our campus and bring their full selves to their teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Building such a community is vital to providing a comprehensive education in the liberal arts and sciences and to prepare our students to be global citizens tackling the complex problems of the 21st century. As a College, we have a special role to play in promoting a more inclusive and diverse society through critical scholarship that sheds light on the ethical and social implications of science and technology.

Such scholarship is a crucial support to policy and action toward the common good.

CSA Academic Department Chairs

Jared Anderson, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts

Athar Ata, Chair, Chemistry

Jacek Borysow, Interim Chair, Physics

Steven Elmer, Interim Chair, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Casey Huckins, Interim Chair, Biological Sciences

Donald Lafreniere, Chair, Social Sciences

Scott Marratto, Chair, Humanities

Kelly Steelman, Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Jiguang Sun, Chair, Mathematical Sciences