Information about diversity and inclusion initiatives and support programs for our current students.
Hunger is a real problem for far too many of today's students. The pantry is to help alleviate the financial burden of obtaining good quality food and supplies.
Welcome! The purpose of the Strategic Diversity Initiative's Pantry is to provide supplemental food and other necessities to the Missouri S&T student community who are in need of this kind of assistance.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: If you are in need if immediate EMERGENCY assistance related to the food pantry please contact Strategic Diversity Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Needed Items: Unopened non-perishable items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition! We are also in need of new small household appliances and hygiene products.
Note: All items must be labeled and factory sealed.
The purpose of this service is to alleviate the often heavy financial burden of transitioning or coming out. All S&T students who have a need may use it accordingly.
Stocked with quality clothing the closet provides free clothing exchange for trans and gender transitioning students allowing them access to gently used or new gender affirming clothing, shoes and accessories. The purpose of this service is to alleviate the often heavy financial burden of transitioning or coming out. While the transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming community are given priority access to this resource, all S&T students who have a need for this service may use the closet.
WHAT IS A CLOTHING EXCHANGE?
A clothing exchange is a type of swap wherein participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they need and will use. Don't have anything to swap? No problem! This service is available to all S&T students who have a need.
Step 1: Schedule an appointment to bring in your gently used, current style name brand clothing, shoes and accessories.
Step 2: A SDI associcate will review your items while you shop the closet. All items must be FRESHLY LAUNDERED, free of stains, all buttons and zippers in place and working order. Shoes should be in next to new condition free of stains and excessive wear. Item should be brought in a LAUNDRY BASKET or SHOPPING BAG. No trash bags or hangers please. All items must be in ready to wear condition.
STEP 3: The SDI associate will accept only items based on style, condition, brand and current inventory needs. We look for current styles and trends for late teens and twenty somethings. Please note, we do NOT accept anything and everything. We take items that fit our guidelines, inventory levels, and condition.
If you are a student who is interested in using the closet, we welcome you to schedule a private appointment or stop by and take a look, explore the clothes, and if there is something you like that makes you feel great about yourself, it is yours to keep.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 - By private appointment only.
Due to the generosity of our donors, the clothes closet is currently only accepting NEW or LIKE NEW exchanges of men's and women's clothing, shoes, and accessories from students using the closet. Items must be new or like new, clean with no tears, rips, missing buttons, or broken zippers. You can bring your items when you come to pick out your clothes to swap out. We ask that all other items be donated elsewhere.
Thank you for your support!
Get involved with one of SDI's affiliated student organizations. SDI also provides funding opportunities to student organizations across campus.
Get involved on campus! You will find a wide range of clubs and organizations that provide academic, cultural and personal support. The resources listed should serve as a starting point in your search for student organizations and funding opportunities.
Looking for more? Find the complete list of Student Organizations below:
Funded events must fulfill one of the following objectives: educational &/or professional development, equity, or cross-cultural community engagement and feeling of belonging. SDI funding is limited, competitive, and funding is not guaranteed. We require programming with, not only other student organizations, but academic and administrative departments across campus.
PROPOSED PROGRAMS AND EVENTS MUST BE CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE AND OPEN TO THE ENTIRE MISSOURI S&T COMMUNITY
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FUNDING PROCESS-IF FUNDING IS GRANTED
We foster an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. These resources are not only for the LGBT community but for the entire Missouri S&T community.
In addition to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students, Missouri S&T offers support services, resources, programs, connections, training, counseling and more.
Visit our resources page to see what services and support we have to offer the LGBTQ+ community.
The SDI Student Center and Diversity House are available spaces for our campus community.
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 environment.
Equity and Title IX (ETIX) 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, ETIX 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. ETIX also works with current faculty and staff in appropriately exercising their rights under ADA.
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