The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads and supports a variety of university-wide initiatives and guides policy at the enterprise level focused on recruitment and retention of a broadly diverse student body, faculty, and staff, and on fostering the type of inclusive and equitable community at the University of Michigan that is essential to our university’s academic excellence mission.
ODEI’s mission is to serve as a leader, partner, and resource for our U-M campus community, working with our schools/colleges and campus units to implement and support the use of values-driven, evidence-informed approaches and practices that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion– across our campus, in partnership with local communities, and at national and global levels. This mission is grounded in a vision of U-M impacting the world through providing an intellectually and culturally diverse university community where all have the opportunity to thrive and excel and to use their talents to make societal impacts.
Center for Educational Outreach (CEO)
CEO supports and advances the university’s commitment as a public university to educational engagement for academic excellence. CEO is a critical partner and resource to K-12 students, families, schools, and communities in the state of Michigan, and partners with U-M faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement programs that inform, engage, and inspire a diverse community of scholars.
National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)
NCID actively engages in diversity research and scholarship, aiming to promote equity and inclusivity in society. It’s vision is to empower individuals and institutions to harness knowledge and skills related to diversity for the advancement of a genuinely equitable and inclusive society.
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
OAMI designs and executes evidence-informed, culturally- and community-grounded student initiatives that serve the entire student community, including historically marginalized populations. Programs take a holistic view of student success – supporting academic, social, and personal well-being – from one-on-one coaching to community-wide events.
Wolverine Pathways (WP)
Wolverine Pathways is a college preparatory pipeline to the U-M Ann Arbor campus, providing free college enrichment and guidance to highly motivated students from historically underserved schools in Michigan. Developed in collaboration with U-M faculty and staff, WP supports students from 7th-12th grades, fostering academic and social development while significantly increasing underrepresented undergraduates at U-M.