• CDO Rob Sellers: “Together we are capable of remarkable change”

    This is an exciting time for the University of Michigan. On Oct. 6, following a year-long planning process, we launched our five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. With the announcement of the plan, we signified our renewed pledge for creating an inclusive and equitable campus and developing a diverse university community.

  • Full slate of events scheduled for Veteran’s Week at U-M

    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is proud to offer a week of events that educate and celebrate the experiences and sacrifice of those who have served our country. All events are free and are open to the entire university community and to the general public*.  We encourage you to attend as many of these events Read more

  • Video: DE&I keynote speaker Steve Robbins talks open-mindedness during Oct. 6 address

    Steve Robbins saved a fundamental message until the end of his presentation Thursday as the keynote speaker on a day dedicated to launching U-M’s campuswide strategic plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion. “Diversity is not our problem. Do you know what our real problem is? Close-mindedness,” said Robbins, who went on to quote the Read more

  • U-M undergraduates a more diverse group in many ways this fall

    The undergraduate student body at the University of Michigan this fall includes more underrepresented minorities, more students from low-income families, more first-generation students and representation from more Michigan high schools. Undergraduate enrollment this fall is 28,983. Graduate and professional school enrollment is 15,735, bringing overall enrollment on the Ann Arbor campus to 44,718 students, up Read more

  • Regents approve appointment of Sellers as chief diversity officer

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of Robert M. Sellers as the university’s first-ever chief diversity officer. Sellers, who has served as the vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs for the past two years, was recommended for the position by U-M President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack. In Read more

  • See the video recap of U-M’s historic diversity, equity and inclusion launch

    On Oct. 6, 2016, the University of Michigan embarked on a historic journey, launching its first-ever universitywide strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. The plan represents the shared overarching themes and strategies present across 49 individual plans created by the university’s 19 schools and colleges, Student Life, Athletics, the U-M Health System and other Read more

  • U-M attracts 262 HAIL Scholarship recipients to campus in first year

    Enrolling at the University of Michigan seemed like a far-fetched dream for Devin Raymond. Despite his 3.9 high school GPA, being the president of student council, and his involvement in choir, band, musical theater and other extracurricular activities, Raymond didn’t believe his family could afford the costs associated with attending such a prestigious institution. Additionally, Read more

  • Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan

    The university has launched a new initiative to address one of humanity’s most critical and seemingly intractable problems: poverty. Called Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, the initiative will explore and test models to ease the effects of poverty, and broadly share that knowledge. The initiative will work with community groups and support active-learning Read more

  • Alumni Spotlight: Roy Hudson was first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at U-M

    Roy Hudson didn’t start out with aspirations to be a university president. He didn’t consider executive management a potential career option. He figured his options were fairly straightforward, hoping he could extend his GI bill to cover most of a Master’s degree which would lead to a job as a high school teacher or technician. Read more

  • Survey will gauge U-M campus climate on diversity, equity and inclusion

    Later this month, the university will launch a survey of students, faculty and staff on the Ann  Arbor campus to gauge the climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey is part of the university’s five-year strategic plan for making the campus community more diverse,  equitable and inclusive. The survey will help the university create Read more