At the University of Michigan, our values include a deep and ongoing commitment to creating a community where the diversity of human experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are celebrated. As an institution, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is essential to developing the very best educational, research and campus life experiences.

Throughout our 200-plus-year history, U-M has taken significant steps to advance the principles of DEI while creating a university where individuals feel valued, respected and empowered. As with any journey of this magnitude, our history also includes misteps, lessons learned and opportunities for growth, but our progress is reflected in our ongoing efforts to challenge biases, dismantle systemic barriers, and create a supportive space for all individuals.

Our campuswide programs, workshops and events cultivate a culture of open dialogue, collaboration, and mutual understanding. By fostering DEI, we aim to empower our students, faculty and staff with the skills they need to become compassionate leaders and change makers who drive progress and advocate for justice.

As you navigate this website, you’ll discover many ways in which the University of Michigan promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Whether you’re a prospective student, a current member of our community or a visitor interested in our approach, we invite you to explore the initiatives, resources and stories that highlight our ongoing journey toward a more just and equitable world.

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Messages From Leadership

Learn about the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion from leadership at the University of Michigan.

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI)

ODEI leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable community at the University of Michigan.

Learn more about the office

Honors & Awards

Learn about DEI-related honors and awards at the University of Michigan.

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Throughout its 200-year history, diversity, equity and inclusion has been intertwined in the fabric of the University of Michigan.

Learn more about U-M’s history
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Defining DEI

Our mission as an educational institution is to promote diversity for individual flourishment, educational excellence and knowledge advancement.

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