Maverick Diversity Institute (MDI)

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.

All questions about the Maverick Diversity Institute should be directed to Liz Steinborn-Gourley at

Spring 2021 - 2022 sessions will be announced soon!

We encourage you to check out past MDI Workshops and Webinars in the interim. 

Past MDI Workshops

Past MDI Webinars