Maverick Diversity Institute

The Maverick Diversity Institute offers challenging and unique workshops and programs that will help you to become a diversity certified expert on inclusivity, access, and equity in your workplace and classroom environment. Simply register and attend four (4) of the selected programs over the course of the academic year, write a short reflection, and have your Diversity Passport stamped by a Diversity & Inclusion staff member. At the end of the semester, bring in your passport and receive a certificate of completion that can be used as part of your professional development plan or report. We can all play a role in making Minnesota State University, Mankato a welcoming and inclusive institution to work, learn, and grow.


Bridge to Benefits - Liz Steinborn-Gourley, Director of the Women's Center
Presented on April 6th, 2020
Instruction packet for faculty and staff [PDF here]
Information flyer for students [PNG 1 here] [PNG 2 here]
Forging a New Path: Identity Development for First-Generation College Students - Alex J. Lucier, Graduate Assistant, American Indian Affairs
Presented on April 9th, 2020
Microaggressions - Kenneth Reid, Director for African American Affairs & Rosalin Cobb, Interim Recruitment and Retention Advisor, OASIS
Presented on April 28th, 2020
[YouTube Link forthcoming]


Individuals who have been working on getting their Diversity Institute Passport, please email with the titles of the sessions you've attended Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, as well as a short reflection, and we'll get the certificates out soon. All other questions about the Diversity Institute should be directed to Megan Heutmaker at