As a central part of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, the Rackham Graduate School now offers a graduate student DEI Professional Development Certificate that is designed to prepare students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusiveness. The program, which was designed in response to student feedback, recognizes a relatively new and rapidly growing movement among employers, both within and outside of the academy, to require job applicants to demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

“We are dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our students and preparing them to continue and advance these efforts in their prospective professional settings,” says Rackham Interim Dean Michael J. Solomon. “The goal is to establish a pipeline of excellence in DEI professional development for students as they become scholars, leaders, and change agents in the career of their choosing, whether it be in industry, government, the nonprofit sector, or higher education.”

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