Defining Excellence

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University of Michigan Medical School students sing “The Victors” during a recent commencement ceremony.

U-M partnership with Detroit’s Cass Tech encourages youth to pursue careers in STEM fields

  For four Detroit Cass Technical High School incoming seniors, summer hasn’t been all about pool sides and campfires. Instead,…

Read more about D-RISE and the Cass Tech internship program.

Breaking Down Barriers

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Former Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, the student body’s first openly gay leader, celebrates his election victory in 2010. Photo: Michigan Daily

Strategic Plan

Find out about U-M’s strategic planning process to enhance diversity, increase the inclusiveness of the academic community and promote greater equity throughout the campus.

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Learning From Our Past

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International students began attending U-M in the late 1840s. By the early 1900s, U-M was among the top three U.S. universities with Chinese student enrollment; the Barbour Scholarships have supported women students from Asian countries for nearly 100 years.

Join the Conversation

Our online community, Be Heard, allows students, faculty, staff and leadership to voice concerns, make recommendations and contribute feedback about diversity, equity and inclusion at U-M.

Learn more about Be Heard

Leading Change

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The Being Black at the University of Michigan (#BBUM) student movement had a series of meetings with U-M administrators that led to significant steps forward related to diversity and improving the climate on the Ann Arbor campus.

Letter from the President

“The University of Michigan cannot be excellent without being diverse in the broadest sense of that word. We also must ensure that our community allows all individuals an equal opportunity to thrive.”

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Opening Minds

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Gaining global perspectives: U-M is ranked No. 6 in the nation for the total number of students studying abroad.

Resources & Programs

Learn from and about diversity, connect with the diverse communities both on and beyond campus and find resources and assistance.

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