The mission of the SDI office is to foster diversity and inclusion in the Missouri S&T community by providing a welcoming climate for all students.  The department aims to support underrepresented, LGBTQ community and their allies, first generation, and low income students from all walks of life through programming, retention, and mentoring initiatives.

Through programs and partnerships, Student Diversity Initiatives supports diversity-related programming and promotes awareness about female, multicultural, and LGBTQA related issues;  first generation and low-income student support; SDI helps foster an academic and professional environment that supports the students of Missouri S&T and strengthens the campus community. 

At SDI you will have access to a computer lab, study spaces, meeting room, kitchen and a central gathering place in a safe and inclusive environment.  We foster social and cultrual development through community spaces, event management, and collaborative relationships, while creating a lasting positive impression.

Future Students

Explore your possibilities by attending a minority pre-college outreach event for high school students or one of the many K-12 camps available at Missouri S&T.

Diversity House

Did you know that student organizations can reserve space for meetings, socials, and study sessions?  Did you know we have items that can be checked out such as coolers, projector, and much more?

Student Resources

Through programs and partnerships, Student Diversity Initiatives supports diversity related programming and promotes awareness.  Get information about our resources available to all S&T Students.

Student Organizations & Funding

Get involved with one of our affiliated student organizations!  We also provide funding opportunities to student organizations across campus.

  • Title IX - Sexual Discrimination
  • Equity and Title IX
  • Student Preferred Name & Gender Change Forms

Title IX - Sexual Discrimination

Please report any incidents of discrimination, bias, or unfairness you have experienced or observed. In addition, please tell us about any incidents you have experienced or observed that impede our campus from being an open and inclusive enfironment.

Equity and Title IX

203 Centennial  Hall
300 W. 12th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6779

Equity and title IX is charged with ensuring Missouri S&T’s compliance with University of Missouri System policies and procedures, state and federal statutes and regulations, especially where it concerns Title IX and other rules governing civil rights and equal opportunity.

The department serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in education, prevention, and investigation of incidents of sexual violence, as well as other possible violations of the university’s non-discrimination policies. 

In addition to these efforts, IEDI facilitates the development of a more diverse, inclusive campus through its administration of the university’s Affirmative Action Plan and assurance of Equal Opportunity in faculty and staff recruiting efforts. also works with current faculty and staff in appropriately exercising their rights under ADA.



Have you witnessed or experienced an act which you believe discriminates, stereotypes, harasses or excludes anyone based on some part of their identity? Don't be silent when you know something is wrong.

Report it

Something you need to talk about? We will help you.  Get it here.


Student Preferred Name & Gender Change Forms

It is the policy of the University of Missouri system that a student may choose to identify themselves within the university community with a preferred first and/or middle name that differs from their legal name and gender.

Preferred Name Change Form

Gender Change Form


More information can be found here.