IDE COVID-19 Updates

Continually updated information about IDE offices, events and resources

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity wants to recognize the continued effects of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of Tigers everywhere. We know that our communities are more heavily impacted by this pandemic. Rest assured that our commitment to and resolve in supporting you is stronger than ever.

Please know how much I appreciate everyone’s grace and effort. Let’s be sure to continue to support, uplift and encourage one another!

Warmest Regards,
NaTashua Davis
Interim Vice Chancellor of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Campus Resources

IDE Offices

The following offices and centers are closed for in-person visits but still accessible via email:

The Office for Civil Rights & Title IX is closed for in-person visits but services are still available.

  • Reporting: Reports to the office will continue to be reviewed regularly, and staff will respond in accord with our typical business practices.
  • Contact: If you’re already working with an Investigator, please contact them directly. You may also contact Director of Investigations Amber Lammers at
  • Police: To file a report, contact MUPD at 573-882-7201. Law enforcement services remain available if you need assistance with an urgent matter.

The Office of Inclusive Engagement is offering educational and professional development options via Zoom. The 2020 Summer Express Series is open for registration, and applicants will receive meeting info via Outlook once confirmed.


  • The 2020 Emerging Leaders Conference is scheduled for June 27-30 and is accepting applications through Friday, May 22. The on-campus conference has been canceled due to measures related to COVID-19, but we are working on alternate arrangements for the conference experience.
  • Access and Leadership Development’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) summer program has moved online.
  • Ellington’s Evening of Music and Poetry has been canceled for this spring but options for the fall are being explored.
  • The 31st annual McNair Scholars conference has been moved online.
  • The 2020 MOCHA/WOCHA Conference has been canceled.
  • Spring’s 30th anniversary of the ADA (#ADA30) events have been canceled.
  • All events sponsored by the Social Justice Centers and related student organizations are canceled through the end of this semester. Those include, among others: 
    • All LGBTQ Pride Month events, including Lavender Graduation. Catalyst Awards moving online.
    • All Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, including the Green Dot conference and Take Back the Night
    • Blurred Lines
    • MBMI/MBWI Banquet
    • Gus T. Ridgel Graduation ceremony
    • GOBCC’s end of year “Darty”
    • AAA banquet and all DPE facilitations

Additional Resources