1. 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


  2. 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


  3. Graduate Horizons Conference Provides Insight for Native Students

    July 18, 2016

    The University of Michigan welcomed more than 50 native students from across the country July 9-12 for the 10th biennial Graduate Horizons conference. The four-day workshop provided mentorship and advice to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation’s students on the graduate admissions process, professional/career development, and the various fields of study and Read more


  4. OVPEIAA Provides Additional Support for Extended Bus Hours

    July 5, 2016

    In Support of the University of Michigan’s “Detroit City Study,” the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion & Academic Affairs (OVPEIAA) is providing additional support for the Detroit Connector to extend it’s operations schedule on Thursdays and Fridays each week until 7:40 p.m., beginning the week of July 4 – August 26. Learn Read more


  5. New Website Highlights Collaborative Efforts Between Vice Provost’s Office

    June 23, 2016

    Robert Sellers oversees multiple units and initiatives in his role as the vice provost for equity, inclusion & academic affairs at the University of Michigan. Now there’s a website dedicated to showcasing the collaboration and innovation coming from the work within the office. The website, ovpeiaa.umich.edu, serves as a gateway for information related to the Read more


  6. Welcome Letter: Office of the Vice Provost Equity, Inclusion & Academic Affairs

    June 21, 2016

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome you to the website for the Office of the Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs (OVPEIAA), ovpeiaa.umich.edu. Committed to creating an inclusive and equitable climate that fully utilizes diversity at the University of Michigan, the OVPEIAA website provides a variety of resources and information Read more


  7. U-M Alumni Discuss Detroit Impact at Hall of Fame Induction

    May 18, 2016

    Three University of Michigan alumni and Detroit natives were honored for their career achievements and national contributions with induction into the University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame. Lifelong Detroit advocate Tonya Allen (BA’94, MSW’96); renowned poet, publisher and editor Dudley Randall (MSLS ’51), and award-winning journalist and media expert Daniel Okrent (BA ’69) were Read more


  8. Walking the Lines of Blackness (Student Video)

    May 13, 2016

    One year ago, 16 Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy students published the video “Walking the Lines of Blackness,” which focused on their personal experiences with racism.


  9. Op-Ed: A Clearer Strategy for Diversity

    January 19, 2016

    During the past week, I have had the pleasure to attend the town hall meetings designed to gather student input on the University’s diversity strategic planning process. It’s clear to me, after hearing directly from students and reading a thoughtful and compelling Jan. 11 Michigan Daily essay written by Michigan in Color contributors Jamie Tam Read more


  10. U-M to Host Graduate Horizons Program for Native American Students, July 9-12

    December 14, 2015

    Sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy and Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs, Graduate Horizons supports higher education among Native American students.