1. SELLERS: Justice Happens When This Never Happens Again

    April 20, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    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


  2. 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

  3. 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


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

    March 17, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    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


  5. 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


  6. Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award nominees sought

    February 8, 2021

    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.


  7. SELLERS: Reflecting on this MLK Day, We Must Ask Ourselves – Where Do We Go from Here?

    January 18, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    By Robert M. Sellers Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I take a few moments to reflect on the life-altering work of a man whose legacy continues to inspire, while reminding us that this work is incomplete, and requires all of us to Read more


  8. Season’s Greetings from the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    December 15, 2020

    To the Campus Community, With the conclusion of the fall semester, we enter a period of holidays and celebrations across many faiths, cultures and traditions. Common threads across these celebrations are messages of hope, peace, love, reflection, caring and service. This fall we entered Year Five of our DEI Strategic Plan, held our first virtual Read more


  9. Virtual MLK Symposium asks ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

    December 7, 2020

  10. Our National Election May Be Over, But There is Still Much Work To Be Done

    November 4, 2020
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    To the University Community, The 2020 election has been a significant moment in American history and one that will continue to provoke strong emotions and reactions from across the political spectrum. The run-up to the election sometimes led to painful and inappropriate dialogue from political candidates that have resulted in a general sense of uncertainty Read more