The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on recruiting a diverse faculty, staff and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable community at the University of Michigan. ODEI also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships. The vision of the office is to envision a diverse University where all thrive and excel.
Wolverine Pathways is a free college and career readiness program that supports highly motivated scholars from under-resourced communities. In an effort to confront barriers that limit future aspirations, we provide free college preparatory enrichment and guidance for 7th through 12th-grade students in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Southfield.
The Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) is a campus-wide faculty network at U-M that supports scholarship focused on understanding the experiences of women of color in the academy and advocacy work to address the challenges and issues faced uniquely by women of color in the academy. To advance this scholarship and advocacy work, WOCAP provides professional development and a supportive and inclusive community that includes writing retreats, weekly writing sessions, bi-annual dinners, and other networking and professional development opportunities.