1. 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.


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

    October 6, 2016

    Introduction of the 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. IN THE NEWS: SuccessConnects aims to assist underrepresented new students

    September 8, 2016

    The SuccessConnects program held its orientation for its over 150 student scholars Wednesday in the Student Activites Building. SuccessConnects is a program guided by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives that works with underrepresented freshman students to help them sort their way through the pool of resources available to them, as well as the academic Read more


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. IN THE NEWS: Lives of the Party – Why Inclusion Matters Most of All

    September 1, 2016

    My first experience in the Fleming Administration Building on the campus of the University of Michigan came as a graduate student in the 1980s. It was loud, and it was passionate.


  9. From The Vice Provost: The New OVPEIAA Newsletter

    August 31, 2016

    While summer can sometimes be seen as an opportunity to “take your foot off the gas,” the efforts of those who work across our units/office have been extraordinarily impressive during this time. We’ve made significant strides in accomplishing our goals, while also exploring new collaborative relationships. I can’t thank all of you enough for making Read more


  10. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Strategic Planning Update

    August 31, 2016

    By Katrina Wade-Golden Over the past year, the University has undertaken a planning process to more fully engage issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into how we work, learn, lead, and serve in our schools, colleges, and administrative units. Across campus, 49 units were established as planning entities, including all of our schools and colleges, Read more