1. University of Michigan Receives First Forward Designation for Commitment to First-Generation Student Success

    June 14, 2019

    Ann Arbor, Michigan | The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the University of Michigan as part of their inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions. The First Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment Read more


  2. WORKING HARDER FOR DIVERSITY: Michigan’s Robert Sellers shares insights on faculty diversity

    May 20, 2019

    When trying to solve a problem, would you seek help from four other people who know exactly what you know, or would you invite four people who know different things and have diverse experiences to help you find the solution? It was the thought-provoking question Robert Sellers posed to a room of administrators, faculty and Read more


  3. 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


  4. Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professorship in Psychology | Inaugural Lecture

    March 8, 2019

    The University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is pleased to announce the Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professorship in Psychology Inaugural Lecture The Souls of Black Folk: Role of Race in the Psychological Lives of African Americans Given by Robert M. Sellers Professor of Psychology, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion 4:00 Read more


  5. Nancy Cantor Lecture | What is Diversity Worth in Higher Education?

    March 7, 2019

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR AND PANELISTS Earl Lewis is noted social historian, author and academic leader who rejoined the University of Michigan faculty in March 2019 following his term as President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation A professor of history and Afroamerican and African Studies, Lewis is a passionate advocate of the arts, humanities and Read more


  6. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Innovation Grant Application 2019

    February 4, 2019

    To encourage campus-wide efforts that promote, enhance and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, the Office Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has established a dedicated DE&I Innovation Fund to support projects that advance an innovative approach to DEI at U-M. The recommended average size of grants should range between $2,000 and $5,000. Students, staff and faculty are Read more


  7. DEI Innovation Fund Provides Opportunities for Transformative Change

    February 4, 2019

    By: Mike Morland | Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Innovation is driven by new ideas, creativity and the belief that there’s always potential to improve upon something that’s already been established. Dr. Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, has encouraged the University community to think big about innovation. With the establishment Read more


  8. Accepting 2019 Nominations for the Harold Johnson Award

    January 30, 2019

    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. Nominations will be accepted for all regular instructional and research faculty, including Read more


  9. IN THE NEWS | A More Diverse University of Michigan Benefits All

    January 15, 2019

    The Detroit News editorial (“Students pay high price for UM diversity goals,” Jan. 9) mischaracterizes our efforts to enhance the quality of the university and promote broader access to life-changing education through our investments in diversity, equity and inclusion.


  10. 2019 DEI Summit: Student Advisory Planning Group

    January 14, 2019

    Background The 2018 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Summit was held during the week of October 8-12, 2018. An estimated 1,000 students, faculty, and staff attended the Community Assembly & Discussion on the morning of October 8 at the Power Center, featuring a video montage of DEI units and events from across campus, remarks by Read more