Milestones in Action: University-wide DEI Strategic Plan

In the fall of 2015, the University of Michigan embarked upon a renewed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Following a yearlong period of intense planning, 49 units across campus devised strategic goals and objectives to fulfill the vision set forth by the President and the Board of Regents.

The process culminated in fall 2016 with the creation of a five-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan; the appointment of Robert Sellers as the university’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer; and the development of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which oversees the campuswide implementation of the unit plans.

In 2021, the university concluded its initial DEI strategic plan, now known as DEI 1.0

This process led to the renewed commitment in the next phase in our DEI journey, DEI 2.0. Launched in fall 2023, the next phase of our strategic plan builds upon our institutional commitment to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive community with enhanced goals, new investments, and measures of accountability that have been shaped and developed by our own university community.

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DEI 2.0 (2022 Planning Period–Present)

Learn more about the university’s current efforts towards creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus for all members of our community.

Learn more about DEI 2.0
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DEI 1.0 (2016–2021)

Learn more about the university’s inaugural DEI Strategic Plan, including data, outcomes and experiences.

Learn more about DEI 1.0 reporting