1. OP-ED: I Am So Tired

    May 29, 2020

    By Robert M. Sellers Growing up the son of a minister and two civil rights activists, one of my favorite gospel songs is “I don’t feels no ways tired.” That song, like so many other songs from my African American culture, evokes an everlasting optimism about tomorrow that is built on “the faith that our Read more


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

    May 4, 2020

    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


  3. Call for Nominations for the 2020 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award

    February 3, 2020

    The Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award recognizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who have achieved significant academic accomplishments and demonstrate the potential to advance to the highest leadership levels in higher education or has shown the capacity to grow and move from a high-level position. The recipient will receive a $10,000 grant to Read more


  4. A message from Robert Sellers: Campus Emergency Response Follow-Up

    March 22, 2019

    Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff: As you know, an incident occurred on our campus on Saturday, March 16 where an active shooter response was engaged campus-wide as a result of information received by the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS). Multiple events were occurring across campus on Saturday, including a vigil to honor Muslim Read more


  5. From the Year 2 DEI Progress Report

    October 8, 2018

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, When the University of Michigan launched its five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on October 6, 2016, we strived to accomplish both immediate and long-term changes that would leave a lasting impact on our institution. It is truly remarkable how quickly the time has passed since then. Read more


  6. A Welcome Message to Students: Fall 2018

    September 7, 2018

    To the Student Community, As we begin a new semester, I can’t help but reflect on my own time as a University of Michigan student. There’s truly nothing quite like fall in Ann Arbor. There always seems to be a buzz in the air, a renewed sense of energy and excitement for so many. Whether Read more


  7. Detroit Center, Connector Join Global Engagement July 1

    June 22, 2018

    As the University of Michigan continuously monitors and evaluates the evolution of its schools, colleges and units, it is essential that we support their mission and goals in a way that maximizes both their potential and impact amongst the University and community at-large. After careful review and consideration, beginning July 1, 2018, the University of Read more


  8. A Message from Robert Sellers to the Graduating Class of 2018

    April 26, 2018

    Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer congratulates the graduating class of 2018.


  9. Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

    March 29, 2018

    I believe all students should have the opportunity to thrive and excel in higher education. This statement, something I’ve expressed time and time again, is crucial in making our world a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place. In support of this belief, I am pleased to share this information with our community, as The Springboard Read more


  10. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Innovation Grant

    March 5, 2018

    I am pleased to announce the second round of the DEI Innovation Grant focused on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. The Diversity Innovation Fund is designed to reward the multiple ideas and innovations that people — including all faculty, staff, and students — across U-M have either implemented already and wish to grow, Read more