The Department of Theatre Student Advisory Board for Diversity & Inclusion supports and promotes the ideals formed by the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives that states:
At Michigan State University, we believe our differences are assets. We foster a community that respects and values a broad range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences and encourages and creates opportunities so all Spartans can reach their full potential educationally and professionally.
As we journey through college, we are encouraged to find "our voice." We look through our pasts, we peer into our futures, and we think about the present in order to discover this voice. As everyone works to find their voice, I seek to listen. Whether your voice is strong and ready to take on the world, or trembling as you face great obstacles, I hope that through this board of peers you can further discover yourself and see how your one sound adds so much to the music of life.
As a member of the LGBT+ and disabled community, my hopes are to be a voice for students who feel like they do not get heard as often as they should be. The purpose of this board is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment, and I will work hard to help this come to fruition.
Katelyn aims to educate herself on as many human's stories as possible, so she can continue to grow and make those around her feel safe and accepted.
As a member of the LGBT community, I am committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence in the not only the Department of Theatre, but Michigan State University as a whole. I firmly believe that by creating a climate of respect and inclusion, we can and will not only come together as a whole, but also further our educational and personal endeavors.
Camille is a senior double majoring in Theatre (Acting) and Arts & Humanities her preferred pronouns are she/her/hers and she is a proud inter sectional feminist. Camille is working has a passion for social justice and performance art. Currently she is working on devising and original piece with East Lansing High school to be performed in February at their multicultural show case. She cannot wait to work with the rest of the members of the board to make this department a more inclusive space for all people!