Diversity Census

Diversity Census

Initiated in 2015, the diversity census was created to organize and solicit data about diversity-related endeavors at the University of Michigan that are essential to an effective collaboration. More than 500 programs are currently implemented across the University, with a focus on K-12 outreach, recruitment of students from Minority Serving Institutions, and programs engaging students in undergraduate research.

A searchable database has recently been developed in which campus members can locate other programs targeting similar audiences and/or are active in similar school districts, which helps deepen and expand the University’s impact on these efforts.

The census provides data about: (1) programs implemented at the school/college or unit level, (2) people whose roles have specified responsibilities related to diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, and (3) organizations of students, staff, or faculty with a diversity-related focus from units, schools, and colleges reporting to the Provost.

Conducted regularly, the census maintains data of current people representing each program, as well as its current internal and external collaborators.

For general questions about the diversity census or census records, please contact diversitycensus@umich.edu

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