Programs & Awards

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion supports several faculty/staff programs and awards at the University of Michigan. Learn more about each of these and their impact on the University and surrounding com

hrjohnNamed in honor of Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Work, this award was established in 1996 and recognizes faculty whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. Criteria for selection include:

  • Commitment to diversity as an important part of the University’s educational mission
  • Public and/or academically oriented endeavors that demonstrate intellectual excellence and commitment to cultural diversity in service, teaching, scholarship, and/or creative activity
  • Efforts to increase diversity within one’s academic unit and/or the University
  • Efforts to use scholarly and/or creative work to enhance the success of students and faculty of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds
  • Willingness to serve as a mentor to students
  • Efforts to bring about equity in our society

Five awards are made annually and include a $5,000 stipend.

Nomination Form
Please call Laura Harrington at (734) 764-3982 with any questions.
Nomination deadline: March 15

distinguished-diversity-leaders-awardDo you know a member of the staff or an entire work team that stands out by demonstrating extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at the University of Michigan? Share your story by making a nomination for the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award.

The Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award was established to shine a light on those staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment. It is intended to celebrate those who embrace the value of diversity and recognize how it helps set the University apart.

This award is made possible by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources to celebrate progress toward creating a welcoming, supportive and diverse environment.

If you have questions about the award, please contact Jennifer Wade at the Office for Institutional Equity: 763-0235.

Nominate a U-M staff member

kcp-logoThe King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program, funded through both the University and the State of Michigan, contributes to the intellectual diversity of the campus by providing guest faculty with diverse points of view and experiences. Some Visiting Professors have traditional scholarly backgrounds; others may be outstanding performers or practitioners in their fields. Visits are generally five days or fewer. Sponsoring departments are encouraged to include activities with local K-12 schools and other area institutions of higher education as a part of a King-Chavez-Parks visit.

Nominations may be made by any University faculty member. Nominations must be made in combination with matching funds and be approved by and submitted through the nominator’s department chair and dean. Nominations should be submitted at least thirty days before a funding decision is required. Call (734) 764-3982 for detailed information and a nomination packet. You may also download the nomination packet in Adobe PDF format.