Foundational Programs

The University of Michigan is widely regarded as a leader on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Increasingly, the institution has embraced the principle of social justice as one of its guiding values. Seeking the greater good and remaining open and responsive to the changing needs of our community has resulted in numerous campuswide programs and offices focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. The continuing impact of these centrally funded initiatives is evident in every facet of university life: from recruitment policies to research grants, from student courses to community outreach, and from mentoring to teaching practices. Many of these foundational programs are receiving additional support, attention and funding as part of the five-year Strategic Plan for DEI. Link to the offices and programs below for updates on the activities, services and focus areas made possible by this re-investment process.

Continuing Major Campuswide Programs

The continuing programs linked below represent only a small sample of the many DEI-related efforts underway across the university. In addition to these ongoing initiatives, our shared vision is being advanced on a daily basis through hundreds of activities within U-M’s individual schools, colleges and campus units.