Units and Initiatives


Yazier HenryThe Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) supports and advances the University of Michigan’s commitment to educational outreach and academic excellence. CEO partners with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement programs that inform, engage, and inspire a diverse community of scholars.
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MLK-Exhibition-2012The University of Michigan Detroit Center was founded in September 2005 in an effort to mutually enrich University and Detroit communities through service, education, research and the exchange of culture. Serving as a visible symbol of the nearly 200-year relationship between university and city, the Detroit Center provides a gateway for University and urban communities to utilize each other’s learning, research and cultural activities. Conducted under the auspices of the University’s Office of the Provost, the facility accommodates research projects and outreach initiatives while also offering space for an increasing number of University programs involving Detroit citizens and organizations. The facility includes offices and space for meetings, exhibitions, and lectures while serving as a home base for students and faculty working on projects in Detroit. Learn More | Detroiter Hall of Fame | Contact


The Office for Institutional Equity serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the university’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community. The office works with partners on campus to foster and support an environment that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment. To report discrimination and/or harassment prohibited by university policy, please use the reporting site.
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The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) is dedicated to supporting the University of Michigan in its ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community. To this end, OAMI works collaboratively and cooperatively with the campus and external constituencies to develop initiatives that enrich the academic, social, cultural, and personal development of students. The primary commitment of OAMI is to serve students, through a variety of programs, research, and strategic planning activities that provide supplemental resources to enhance the academic achievement levels of all students. Learn More | MLK Symposium | Contact

Wolverine Pathways is a free, year-round program that partners with schools and community to provide learning experiences that will help students succeed in school, college and future careers. The program selects up to 60 students to join for their 7th and 10th-grade school years. Once admitted, Wolverine Pathways Scholars take part in the program every year through the completion of 12th grade. The program takes place in three seasonal sessions each year at one location within the targeted school districts. All Wolverine Scholars who successfully complete the program, apply and are accepted into the University of Michigan will receive a full, four-year tuition scholarship. Learn More | Apply to the Program | Contact


3/12/14 7th annual Gramlich Showcase for student research poster presentations.To advance the ideals of academic excellence and its symbiotic relationship with diversity, equity and inclusion, President Schlissel has called upon the university’s vast energies and intellectual and planning resources to develop U-M’s first five-year strategic plan on diversity, equity and inclusion. The President’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Initiative was officially launched in September 2015 after more than a year of pre-launch activities. The planning process has been designed to engage all sectors and constituents of the university and the planning structure comprises more than 90 planning leads in every school, college and unit. InformationStrategic Plan | Office Strategic Plan
Office Resource: Katrina Wade-Golden

StockThe Detroit Connector provides transportation between Ann Arbor and Detroit in support of curricular, co-curricular, research, service-learning and community service opportunities. The Connector also facilitates cultural enrichment and exchanges allowing the University community to utilize the region’s rich arts and scholarly resources. The service is available to U-M faculty, staff and students with a valid UMID, as well as partners involved in a current University initiatives. Learn More | Office Resources: Julie Kelley and Mike Morland

10/17/15 The Center for Campus Involvement (CCI) tailgate.The First Generation (FirstGen) initiative seeks to provide first-generation students at the University of Michigan with resources, insight and inspiration that can help them thrive and succeed on campus as they pursue a degree. A website was created as a tool a provide useful information about college life, paying for college and other programs and services. Above all, FirstGen aims to connect individuals with opportunities that will help open doors and connect U-M’s community of first-generation students who will support and encourage them throughout their journey. Learn MoreNews and Events | Office Resource: Adan Hussian

10/3/14 Dr. Joyce Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases who's leading the development of an app to help kids combat diabetes.This initiative is the result of a recommendation from the 2014 Provost’s Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The initiative’s aim is to build faculty skill in and commitment to cultivating learning environments where students of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed, feel valued, and are equitably supported in their academic success. In December 2014, a task force composed of experts from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), and the School of Education (SOE) was asked to develop a model for faculty professional development around inclusive teaching for all faculty at the University of Michigan. The task force proposed a flexible model around inclusive teaching, and faculty focus groups were conducted to gather views from a broad range of faculty, representing diverse roles, identities, and disciplines across the University. Learn More | Office Resource: Ellen Meader