1. Statement Regarding Library Reflection Room Incident

    February 11, 2017

    Statement from Robert Sellers, the University of Michigan’s chief diversity officer and vice provost for equity and inclusion: It was extremely disappointing and upsetting to hear of the weekend report indicating someone had urinated on a prayer rug in a reflection room at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The room – open to all students, faculty Read more


  2. Nominations sought for Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    January 24, 2017

    Nominations are now being accepted for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award through March 15. Established in 1996, the award is named in honor of the School of Social Work dean emeritus and recognizes faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Nominees must be full-time Read more


  3. A Message from the CDO Following the 2016 Election

    November 9, 2016

    To Our Entire University Community: By all accounts, this Presidential election was one of the most divisive in recent history and by most accounts defied the experts with regard to the outcome. As a result, there is a general sense of uncertainty regarding the future. One thing is certain, the University of Michigan remains unwavering Read more


  4. Many Voices, Our Michigan: Launching U-M’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    October 24, 2016

    On Oct. 6, 2016, University of Michigan leaders introduced U-M’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan to the university community through a series of special discussions and events. This five-year plan focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion at U-M serves an umbrella over 49 unit plans—from all 19 schools and colleges, administrative units, student Read more


  5. See the video recap of U-M’s historic diversity, equity and inclusion launch

    October 21, 2016

    On Oct. 6, 2016, the University of Michigan embarked on a historic journey, launching its first-ever universitywide strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.


  6. VIDEO: Intro the U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan-Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion

    October 12, 2016

    Introduction of the DE&I plan with President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha E. Pollack, hosted by Vice Provost Rob Sellers. Remarks will be immediately followed by “A Conversation Among Unit Planning Leads” panel discussion, hosted by Assoc. VP for Human Resources Laurita Thomas.


  7. IN THE NEWS: Schlissel recommends Robert Sellers to be chief diversity officer

    October 5, 2016

    President Mark Schlissel is recommending the appointment of Robert M. Sellers as the University of Michigan’s first-ever chief diversity officer. The new position is being created primarily to lead the implementation of the universitywide diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan that was unveiled Wednesday.


  8. Wolverines of Ann Arbor: Robert Sellers

    October 4, 2016

    “Perspective requires you to interrogate. Just because information supports your perspective, doesn’t mean it’s automatically right. In our society now, we go searching for information that confirms our beliefs. We watch what reinforces what we believe. That’s a problem. Learning only occurs in a contested situation. If I just reinforce what you think you already Read more


  9. Detroit Connector Launches New Website

    September 7, 2016

    Since it’s inception in September 2013, the Detroit Connector has bridged the geographical gap between Ann Arbor and Detroit for countless U-M faculty, staff, and students. To better serve this transit community, a new, mobile-friendly website is now available to help guide riders to their destination.


  10. Vice Provost Units Place Greater Emphasis on Supportive Services

    September 6, 2016

    Community impact and student success have been a driving force behind the missions of three units that report to the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI). Beginning this fall, the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Detroit Center and Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) will continue in those missions while placing an even greater Read more