1. SELLERS: GEAR UP Program Supports Student Success in Postsecondary Education

    December 1, 2021
    Students and Teacher in classroom

    As we quickly approach the end of the academic semester and calendar year, I would like to take a moment to update our community about the GEAR UP program—Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. Operated by the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), this multi-year, federally-funded, national grant program is designed to support and Read more

  2. Message from President Mark Schlissel and Vice Provost Robert Sellers

    November 24, 2021
    Michigan Photography, Scott Soderberg

    To All Members of the Campus Community: As we take a break from the daily rhythm of classes and work to gather with loved ones this week, some of you also may be struggling with emotions surrounding the recent trials for those found responsible for the death of Ahmaud Arbery, and for Kyle Rittenhouse who Read more

  3. First-Generation Student Week to Celebrate Accomplishments, Challenges

    November 1, 2021
    Two students holding up FirstGen stickers

    The University of Michigan will host the fourth annual First-Gen Student Week, November 1 – 4. First-Gen Week celebrates both the accomplishments and challenges that are unique to first-generation college students. A community of over 4,000 students, First-Gen Week events offers an opportunity for community building while raising awareness of this student population on campus. Read more

  4. DEI climate survey for Ann Arbor campus scheduled to launch Oct. 28

    October 29, 2021
    Lorch Hall on U-M campus

    The University of Michigan is partnering with SoundRocket — an independent, third-party, research and survey methodology company — to administer a diversity, equity and inclusion climate survey to the Ann Arbor campus community.

  5. Committee seeks input in search for next chief diversity officer

    October 8, 2021
    DEI Community Conversations

  6. Nancy Cantor Lecture on Intellectual Diversity | A Conversation about Race and Racism

    August 5, 2021

    On Thursday, September 9 at 2pm, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted the 2021 virtual Nancy Cantor Lecture on Intellectual Diversity – A Conversation about Race and Racism. The lecture featured Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College and clinical psychologist, and will be in conversation by Dr. Tabbye Chavous. The Read more

  7. A Conversation with Robert Sellers | Transitioning to New Leadership

    May 19, 2021

    Description: In this interview with Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer discusses the transition of the Vice Provost/CDO position.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.