1. IN THE NEWS: SuccessConnects aims to assist underrepresented new students

    September 8, 2016

    The SuccessConnects program held its orientation for its over 150 student scholars Wednesday in the Student Activites Building. SuccessConnects is a program guided by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives that works with underrepresented freshman students to help them sort their way through the pool of resources available to them, as well as the academic Read more

  2. Detroit Connector Launches New Website

    September 7, 2016

    Since it’s inception in September 2013, the Detroit Connector has bridged the geographical gap between Ann Arbor and Detroit for countless U-M faculty, staff, and students. To better serve this transit community, a new, mobile-friendly website is now available to help guide riders to their destination.

  3. Vice Provost Units Place Greater Emphasis on Supportive Services

    September 6, 2016

    Community impact and student success have been a driving force behind the missions of three units that report to the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI). Beginning this fall, the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Detroit Center and Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) will continue in those missions while placing an even greater Read more

  4. IN THE NEWS: Lives of the Party – Why Inclusion Matters Most of All

    September 1, 2016

    My first experience in the Fleming Administration Building on the campus of the University of Michigan came as a graduate student in the 1980s. It was loud, and it was passionate.

  5. From The Vice Provost: The New OVPEIAA Newsletter

    August 31, 2016

    While summer can sometimes be seen as an opportunity to “take your foot off the gas,” the efforts of those who work across our units/office have been extraordinarily impressive during this time. We’ve made significant strides in accomplishing our goals, while also exploring new collaborative relationships. I can’t thank all of you enough for making Read more

  6. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Strategic Planning Update

    August 31, 2016

    By Katrina Wade-Golden Over the past year, the University has undertaken a planning process to more fully engage issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into how we work, learn, lead, and serve in our schools, colleges, and administrative units. Across campus, 49 units were established as planning entities, including all of our schools and colleges, Read more

  7. Lives of the Party: Why Inclusion Matters Most of All

    August 31, 2016

    My first experience in the Fleming Administration Building on the campus of the University of Michigan came as a graduate student in the 1980s. It was loud, and it was passionate. I was one of dozens of students united in protest over the lack of diversity among the university’s faculty, staff, and student body. We Read more

  8. Graduate Horizons Conference Provides Insight for Native Students

    July 18, 2016

    The University of Michigan welcomed more than 50 native students from across the country July 9-12 for the 10th biennial Graduate Horizons conference. The four-day workshop provided mentorship and advice to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation’s students on the graduate admissions process, professional/career development, and the various fields of study and Read more

  9. OVPEIAA Provides Additional Support for Extended Bus Hours

    July 5, 2016

    In Support of the University of Michigan’s “Detroit City Study,” the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion & Academic Affairs (OVPEIAA) is providing additional support for the Detroit Connector to extend it’s operations schedule on Thursdays and Fridays each week until 7:40 p.m., beginning the week of July 4 – August 26. Learn Read more

  10. New Website Highlights Collaborative Efforts Between Vice Provost’s Office

    June 23, 2016

    Robert Sellers oversees multiple units and initiatives in his role as the vice provost for equity, inclusion & academic affairs at the University of Michigan. Now there’s a website dedicated to showcasing the collaboration and innovation coming from the work within the office. The website, ovpeiaa.umich.edu, serves as a gateway for information related to the Read more