Facts & History

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. Explore these links to learn more about the U-M of yesterday and today.

Michigan’s Past

The History of Race at U-M
The Michigan Mandate:  A Strategic Linking of Academic Excellence and Social Diversity
The Michigan Mandate:  A Four-Year Progress Report, 1988-1991
The Michigan Mandate:  A Seven-Year Progress Report, 1987-1994
History of Diversity of U-M
Timeline of Diversity at U-M
First Minority Graduates and Attendees
An Unwritten Law
Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (University of Michigan) Records

Our Campus Today

Michigan Almanac
Undergraduate Student Fact Book
U-M Worldwide