Our Commitment

At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

—President Schlissel’s Charge to the U-M Community for a Strategic Planning Process on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity in our Campus Community

  • minority
    • 21%
    • From an ethnic or racial minority
  • globe
    • 11%
    • International
  • female
    • 42%
    • Of faculty is female
  • 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.”

    Read the letter

  • Letter from the Vice Provost

    “Welcome to the new gateway to current, historical and future-looking information about diversity, equity & inclusion at the University of Michigan.”

    Read the letter