Public Affairs

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Ethical leadership. Cultural competence.
Community engagement.

Public Affairs: Using your skills to make a positive impact on the world around you.

Programs including conferences, special events and presentations are offered for MSU students, the campus community and the public to explore and open dialogue on how to lead ethically, contribute to community and respect multiple perspectives and cultures.

2021-2022 Public Affairs Theme

Bridging the Divide

This year's theme, Bridging the Divide, seeks to challenge each of us to examine not only our individual viewpoints, but to explore and come together to find a common ground in addressing our most pressing issues. This theme will guide a multitude of public affairs events and academic programming for the 2021-2022 academic year.

University's Signature Public Affairs Events

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New Student Convocation

Please check back for 2021.

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Public Affairs Conference

September 28-30, 2021. Join the conversation as facets of Bridging the Divide are explored at the 18th annual Public Affairs Conference. There is something for everyone with live, in-person sessions and virtual programming!

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Public Affairs Convocation

Please check back for 2021.

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Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame

Honor Missouri citizens who've bettered the lives of others. POSTPONED

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Collaborative Diversity Conference

Learn diversity best practices from top professionals.



Upcoming events

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Public Affairs News

The Office of Public Affairs Support is part of the Division of Public Affairs & Assessment.