From being one of the first universities to admit women in 1870 to our historic defense of race conscious admission policies at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, the University of Michigan has had a fierce and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
In September 2015, U-M President Mark Schlissel boldly acknowledged that the university could and should do more to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. He challenged leaders in every school, college and campus unit to reach out for input. And thousands of students, staff and faculty responded, contributing ideas at more than 200 events and activities—including a weeklong Diversity Summit—as well as on social media. Using input from their local communities, each school, college and unit–49 in all–drafted diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plans, and the university created an overarching umbrella plan.
The university plan and the 49 unit plans were designed to be implemented over a five-year period, but will go through a continuous process of review and refinement, and each plan will be revised on an annual basis.
The DE&I plan for the Office of the VP for Government Relations can be found here.
The university-wide Strategic Plan plan can be found here.
Read more about diversity, equity and inclusion activities at the University of Michigan.