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Welcome to the Diversity Subject Guide!

We hope that this guide will help you to find research articles, books, websites, as well as information on diversity at MSU and diversity in higher education in general (for more information on each, click on the above tabs), for use in your classes, on campus, or personal interests. Please contact a librarian if you need further help.

Diversity can mean many things. We have brainstormed a list of types of diversities we see on campus and in the world. Types of diversity include:

  • Addiction/Recovery Status
  • Age
  • Criminal Background
  • Ethnic Background
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity/Expression
  • Geographic Background
  • Immigration Status
  • Housing Status
  • Learning Style
  • Linguistic Background
  • Mental Health Status
  • Physical Abilities
  • Political Affiliation
  • Race
  • Regional Background
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Size
  • Socioeconomic Class
  • Technological Skill Level
  • Veteran Status

We hope this brainstorming list will help you think about research topics in diversity.