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The Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual stimulation that comes from a diverse campus community. Integral to our mission and values the Office of Graduate Studies works to ensure a positive student experience in a safe and diverse graduate community that promotes excellence in graduate education, and empowers all students to meet the challenges of a global future. In keeping with this aim, our office has established several diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Toward a more inclusive graduate community, the Center for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education offers several diversity initiatives (First Year Fellows Program, Colleagues to Campus Forum), a preview program (Tigerview) and graduate preparation programs (Glimpse, McNair Scholars Program). The preview and preparation programs are aimed at students from under-served, low income and/or underrepresented backgrounds. Through our preparation and preview programs, students engage with research, teaching and outreach opportunities on and off campus.

In addition to engaging current and future students in these diversity initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education partners with faculty and staff who help further our initiatives on recruitment, admissions, retention, climate, and completion issues. These faculty and staff also work within their programs to further these initiatives.

For more information on diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts at the University of Missouri at large, please visit the Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity's website: