1. Dr. Robert Sellers stepping down Dec. 31 as vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

    April 13, 2021
    DEI Strategic plan launch

  2. ODEI Initiatives You Can Support this Giving Blueday

    March 9, 2021

    Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) Supports and advances the University of Michigan’s commitment to educational outreach and academic excellence by: Cultivating partnerships with U-M faculty, staff and students to develop and implement programs that inform, engage and inspire a diverse community of scholars. Championing a university-level and statewide strategy for educational outreach and engagement to Read more


  3. Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award nominees sought

    February 8, 2021

    Named in honor of Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Work, this award was established in 1996. It recognizes faculty whose service goes above and beyond their regular duties and contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.


  4. Season’s Greetings from the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    December 15, 2020

    To the Campus Community, With the conclusion of the fall semester, we enter a period of holidays and celebrations across many faiths, cultures and traditions. Common threads across these celebrations are messages of hope, peace, love, reflection, caring and service. This fall we entered Year Five of our DEI Strategic Plan, held our first virtual Read more


  5. Virtual MLK Symposium asks ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

    December 7, 2020

  6. DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

    October 27, 2020

    The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change. “Art is not entertainment,” actor Wendell Pierce, a University Musical Society Digital Residency Artist, said during the Oct. 26 event. “It’s a place where we reflect Read more


  7. George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

    October 21, 2020

    ABOUT THE FUND: Gifts to this fund will support student scholarships to those who have demonstrated commitment to bettering their community through social justice. Through the grassroots campaign and more long term the scholarship fund, we hope to bring the Michigan community together in advancing racial justice in education. Preference will be given to those Read more


  8. Slouching Toward Equity: The lonely task of the chief diversity officer

    September 15, 2020
    building

    We will remember this summer. To remember it will hurt, because what we have gone through, what we are still going through, involves a lot of pain. It is that very pain that has pushed the summer of 2020 deep into the soft tissue of our collective memory, that has made it stick to the Read more


  9. A statement of support for our Asian community during the COVID-19 pandemic

    May 4, 2020
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    To All Members of the University Community, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Mark Schlissel announced sweeping measures on March 13 to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In the seven weeks since this announcement, we have seen our “curve” flatten, a positive impact of social distancing reported by Michigan Medicine. Read more


  10. U-M taking new steps to fight coronavirus

    March 14, 2020
    Michigan Photography, Roger Hart

    This article by Jamie Iseler originally appeared in The University Record on March 13, 2020 The University of Michigan is implementing additional measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including new workplace policies for faculty and staff, and the cancellation of all Spring Commencement ceremonies. In an all-campus email sent March 13, President Read more