Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The East Lansing Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) coordinates and guides efforts to define, understand, assess, foster and cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion for the City of East Lansing. The department is also responsible for developing and overseeing programs, services, initiatives, trainings and cultural education and capacity building strategies for the City organization designed to enhance the workplace culture and quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the East Lansing community. 

Additionally, DEI staff support the East Lansing Human Rights Commission in its work to make East Lansing a welcoming community and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan in its work to preserve the legacy and teachings of Dr. King by supporting community agencies and empowering youth to achieve educational goals.