MSU Sociology Call to Action

We are appalled at the recent wave of police brutality and police-involved killings of Black people across our country. We know these are not a new occurrence. We also know that the violence visited on Black and Brown people at the hands of police is but one form of a pervasive structural violence that threatens their economic livelihoods, social well-being, and physical and mental health.

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As we are venturing into one of the most stressful times of the academic year, it is important for all of us to care for and support our students, our staff, our faculty, and ourselves. Toward this end, we've identified a range of physical and mental health and wellness resources (broadly defined) for undergraduate and graduate students, and for employees.

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The spring 2021 semester begins Jan. 11. The first week of the semester (Jan. 11-15) will be a "Reading, Reviewing, and Reflecting Period." Online courses will begin Jan. 19. In-person courses will begin Jan. 25.


Chair Aaron McCright has a message to all new and returning Sociology students: You will get through this and be stronger for it.

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We have pulled together a variety of information to assist faculty and staff in preparing for online learning, including FAQs for Zoom, D2L, PowerPoint and Kaltura MediaSpace.

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Dr. stef shuster, Diversity Champion

At the College of Social Science, we believe that the quality of our academic programs, learning, and work environments, depends upon our capacity to uphold the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming college environment that celebrates a diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives.  Read more on our Diversity and Inclusion page highlighting the people and efforts of MSU Sociology.