The creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee of Department of Mathematical Sciences was motivated by Montana State University students’ calls for a curriculum in which each and every student can see themselves reflected. The DEI committee provides guidance and leadership in department DEI efforts. The work of the department DEI committee will support College, University, and disciplinary initiatives, with the aim of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department environment in which each and every member of our community can work and learn.  The DEI committee aims to use the tools of our disciplines to critically examine and eliminate racial disparities.


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Mathematics and statistics welcome different ways of approaching problems.  This value readily extends to a variety of perspectives.  A more diverse community of mathematicians and statisticians broadens the range of priorities represented by those developing and applying methodology, resulting in more innovative approaches that are responsive to a wider range of societal needs. We recognize that mathematical and statistical models can disguise biased values and propagate inequity. Our goal is to highlight where our biases are embedded in the models and parameters we teach and develop.  This is an ongoing discussion that we are committed to in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.



Empowering human beings to think quantitatively and generate new knowledge in the mathematical sciences 


We conduct research, teaching and outreach with the guiding principle of using the tools of our disciplines to advance human flourishing. Our research generates new knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences and supports intellectual discovery across disciplinary boundaries. Our teaching provides each and every student equitable access to mathematical and statistical knowledge for personal, professional, and societal advancement. Our outreach benefits communities across the state and beyond.


College of Letters and Sciences' Recent Article

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What can the Mathematical Sciences Offer to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 


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Diversity and Inclusion Framework Report



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