The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (EDIC) works to build a culture within MU Extension and Engagement that ensures that all who work, partner, volunteer with and participate in our programs exemplify the values embodied in MU’s Inclusive Excellence Framework. We are committed to growing and sustaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all Missourians and the culture and practices that empower and serve that.

To learn more, see this overview of our mission, goals and more. Our work and partnerships will only have lasting impact on Missouri’s grand challenges if we are accessible, equitable and inclusive of all voices and perspectives within our communities, counties, state and beyond.

  • Purpose Statement

    University of Missouri Extension and Engagement will create, advance and embody a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion within each person, system and practice. As an advisory committee, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council will foster a culture of inclusive excellence throughout all MU Extension programs and the communities we serve.


    • ○ The EDIC is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement to establish equity, diversity and inclusion goals and strategies across the organization.
    • ○ Goals and strategies will align with the University of Missouri’s Inclusive Excellence Framework and with UM System goals and strategies.
    • ○ Equity, diversity and inclusion work and impact engages our volunteers, councils and broader communities, as well as all MU Extension faculty and staff.

Here you will find resources to help build a strong foundation and understanding within ourselves, our organization and our communities for this essential work and practice.

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    Events / Trainings

    EDIC is working on curating and eventually developing trainings. See "Events" in the gray box for current training opportunities.

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    Stories / Recognitions

    MU Extension and Engagement faculty and staff awards — presented during Engagement Week — include two awards that recognize leadership and excellence in programs and work that contribute to greater equity, inclusion and diversity.

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