Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The University of Michigan Student Life is committed to student learning and the development of the whole student in a diverse and multicultural campus community. Student Life seeks to engender a diverse community that is accessible, safe and inclusive. We value a community that appreciates and learns from our similarities and differences. We pledge our commitment to support the success of all community members.

Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.

Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

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Ways to Engage

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  Here's the Plan

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Martino Harmon

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"It is more important than ever that Student Life and the University of Michigan maintain our commitment to DEI in a world that repeatedly challenges it. We are here to not just hold the line but to move it forward. And we want all members of the campus community to feel the impact of our work—how it impacts their learning, their experiences, and their lives moving forward." 

- Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Find out more about the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at: 

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Website