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DEI Strategic Plan
Throughout its 200-year history, diversity, equity and inclusion has been intertwined in the fabric of the University of Michigan. As one of the first universities in the nation to admit women in 1870, to its historic defense of race-conscious admission policies at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, U-M continues to lead the way in making higher education accessible to all.
The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadami Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan. This was ceded ceremonially through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. Through these words of acknowledgment, the nations’ contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and their contributions to the University are renewed and reaffirmed.