The University of Michigan is constantly striving to create the most diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff, and in our engagement with alumni and community partners, locally and globally. The University of Michigan continuously gathers and reports the most recent data as it relates to our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. A hallmark and priority in U-M’s DEI efforts is a commitment to values-driven, evidence-informed decisions and actions. Sharing and making available data to our community also reflects our commitment to transparency and accountability.
People from every state in the country and from nearly half the countries around the world are part of the U-M community. U-M regularly collects data reflecting our diverse community – based on race and ethnicity, gender, geographical origin, and other characteristics. Visit the reports page for more information. For a more comprehensive list of student, faculty and staff demographic reports, visit: Office of Budget & Planning | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Data Resources. Are you looking for a specific report or data type? Send a message to [email protected].
Climate Survey Reports
The Campus-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Climate Assessment (ICPSR 37096) is a dataset from 2016 that features survey results from the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. This data includes a sample set of responses from faculty, students, and staff. It aims to represent the diverse community of the university and gathers insights on topics such as demographics, institutional atmosphere, the university’s dedication to inclusivity, treatment fairness, departmental standards, interactions between different groups, and experiences of discrimination.
As part of the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Strategic Plan, Campus-wide Climate Surveys were conducted in 2017 and 2021. These surveys used specific sampling techniques to ensure representation from both the overall Ann Arbor campus and each of its 50 individual units.
The survey was jointly designed by a committee of expert scholars, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of the Provost, and U-M’s Institute for Social Research. It was then conducted online by SoundRocket, an independent social science survey research firm. This survey aimed to establish a foundational understanding of the Ann Arbor campus’s climate. This foundation will assist in current and future planning and act as a standard to track changes over time. The collected data includes variables such as age, gender and gender identity, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability status, perceptions of campus safety, evaluations of campus climate, interactions between different groups, experiences of discrimination, combined rating scores, and more.
DEI Progress and Evaluation Reports
The Evaluation and Assessment of the University’s progress is guided by two fundamental principles: inclusion and transparency. Together, these facilitate the our pursuit of the higher-order principle of accountability in DEI action, which in turn will enable the institutionalization of DEI action, programs and processes into the infrastructure of the University. Throughout U-M’s DEI journey, our progress and community engagement have been consistently documented as part of our ongoing commitment accountability and transparency. Visit our DEI 1.0 Evaluation Report to learn more about DEI efforts from 2016-2021.