Diversity

At Murray State University, we value our differences and celebrate diversity. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, color, creed, national origin, age, disabilities, socio-economic status, life experiences, geographical region, or ancestry we welcome you to Murray State. 

Institutions and organizations across campus provide a variety of helpful resources and ensure the University remains an inclusive, welcoming place free from discrimination and harassment.

Racers in action

During her time as a Murray State student, Darlene Raye Jackson achieved great success while earning her degree, working with her fellow students as well as supportive faculty and staff, including staff in the Office of Student Disabilities. When Murray State learned that she would be unable to attend the December 2017 Commencement Ceremony due to an unforeseen circumstance, University officials brought the celebration to her with assistance from Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

This group is a permanent and standing governance body, representing all factions of campus - faculty, staff, and students. This body has wide-ranging leadership responsibility for planning, developing, improving and evaluating Murray State University's overall diversity efforts across all areas of campus endeavor. The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion worked toward the creation of Murray State University’s own Campus Diversity Plan taking into consideration the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Statewide Diversity Plan and has transitioned toward implementation and oversight of the Murray State University Diversity Plan