Thank you for visiting the Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations (CHEF)'s website at the College of Education, Mississippi State University. At CHEF, we are dedicated to our firm belief to lead innovation through teaching and learning. Our philosophy is to work closely with students and guide them to develop a deep commitment and respect for themselves and others, their chosen disciplines, and the people they will be working with in their future careers. Our programs contribute to human development, adjustment and change by encouraging our diverse faculty and student body to engage in effective practice, innovative inquiry, and responsible social action.

CHEF prides itself on its diversity of professional disciplines, including the diversity of cultures and ethnic backgrounds of faculty, staff, and students. The Department strongly encourages our faculty and students in pursuing cross inter-disciplinary collaboration in reference to teaching, research, and community service. If you want to be deeply involved in shaping the future, this is the place to be to pursue your career goals.

Promoting Diversity

The mission of the Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations' Antiracism, Equity, and Social Justice Committee is to promote understanding of differences of people through teaching, research and service. These differences may include but are not limited to heritage, attitudes, beliefs, understanding, acculturative experiences, race, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, religious diversity, first-generation students, international students, students with disabilities, nontraditional students, rural students, older students, and students with families. Also, the Department of CHEF strives to the foster an inclusive environment that shows appreciation, respect and support for students, faculty, staff and clients.


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