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

    October 8, 2021
    DEI Community Conversations

    The University of Michigan is seeking community feedback on the role of chief diversity officer as the national search moves into full swing. Robert Sellers, who currently holds the position, has agreed to extend his tenure through the search process. Earlier this year, Sellers announced he would step down at the end of the year Read more

  2. 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

  3. The Power of Human Connection

    July 22, 2021

    “DEI is the core of every job. Every job is a DEI job,” Walsh said. “If you’re not thinking and working from this social justice lens rather than a deficit-based narrative… asking yourself what you are being trained to center… you’re not going to be successful.”

  4. SELLERS: Juneteenth celebration is an opportunity to recommit to ending racism

    June 19, 2021

    To the University Community, As we commemorate Juneteenth this year, its 156th anniversary is an especially monumental moment with the federal passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Holiday. This holiday represents a joyous moment celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States – originating in Galveston, Texas. The day Read more

  5. 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.

  6. SELLERS: Justice Happens When This Never Happens Again

    April 20, 2021

    From the Desk of Robert Sellers on the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial As our nation continues to grapple with civil unrest related to systemic racism, the death of George Floyd over a year ago and the subsequent trial of Derek Chauvin have been at the forefront of our national dialogue. Following many weeks Read more

  7. 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

  8. Race on Campus: What national conversations about racial equity and inclusion mean for you and your institution

    April 7, 2021

    During meetings with deans and administrators, departments are evaluated on recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse community, alongside other annual benchmarks.The tactic is part of the university’s five-year strategic DEI plan, rolled out in 2016. Action items for each department are different, but the goal is uniform: Create a more equitable climate and culture at the Read more

  9. SELLERS: In Wake of Atlanta shootings, We Must Come Together for a More Just World

    March 17, 2021

    To All Members of the University Community, As our nation continues to grapple with an evolving pandemic and racial reckoning, it is with a heavy heart to learn that eight people were killed at three separate Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday. I would like to extend my sincerest and deepest condolences to the families and friends Read more

  10. 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