1. Statement on the Racist Incidents on Campus, West Quad

    September 17, 2017

    To the African American Community at the University of Michigan, As many of you know, incidents of hate occurred on our campus over the weekend, including a racist statement directed toward our black community at the West Quad residential hall. The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) has met with the Read more


  2. Statement to the U-M Latinx Community

    September 2, 2017

    To the Latinx Community at the University of Michigan, As many of you know, an incident occurred near our campus yesterday where a racist statement, directed toward Latinos, was written on the Rock. First and foremost, I’m sorry for the pain and anger that has occurred by this expression of hate. These actions do not Read more


  3. Statement on the Charlottesville Incident

    August 14, 2017

    In the wake of racially charged violence and terror over the weekend, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the Charlottesville community. Activist Heather Heyer, as well as Virginia Police Officers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, all lost their lives. Additionally, several others were injured due to Read more


  4. Op-Ed: DEI work is critical at the University

    April 10, 2017

    The work required to make the University of Michigan campus a more diverse, more equitable and more inclusive community of scholars requires a long-term commitment. That’s why, when we developed and launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan last fall, it was a five-year plan. And, like with any plan of this magnitude and Read more


  5. Together We Are Capable of Remarkable Change

    November 4, 2016

    By Rob Sellers This is an exciting time for the University of Michigan. On Oct. 6, following a year-long planning process, we launched our five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. With the announcement of the plan, we signified our renewed pledge for creating an inclusive and equitable campus and developing a diverse university Read more