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Rackham Office Directory

Find mailing addresses, phone and fax numbers, and email addresses of Rackham offices.

Dean’s Office


Includes the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and supporting staff, all of whom work with faculty, staff, and students from around the campus.

Administrative Director

The Rackham Administrative Director collaborates with the Dean on the overall organization and management of the Rackham Graduate School, including strategic planning and execution, resource management and program development.

Faculty Awards

Administers awards programs including the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards, Distinguished University Professorships, and more.


Student Services and Support

Academic Records and Dissertations

Provides information and support to students and program staff and faculty by maintaining academic records, conferring degrees, and providing guidance regarding Rackham and University policies and procedures.


Provides information and support to applicants and program staff and faculty by overseeing the application process, issuing immigration forms I-20 and DS-2019, and providing guidance regarding Rackham and University policies and procedures.

Finance and Fellowships

Administers financial support, grants, and fellowships for Rackham students. Coordinates financial activities for the Rackham Graduate School.

Graduate Student and Program Consultation Services (GSPCS)

Advises students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff on matters related to emergencies, crisis situations, disputes, and academic misconduct, in addition to oversight for the mental health advocate and well-being program. GSPSC is a safe and confidential office.

Professional Development and Engagement

Rackham offers opportunities, funding, and resources that prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to access the wide range of careers available to them. Our Rackham professional development and engagement programs provide outlets for interdisciplinary experiential learning.

Partnerships for Access, Community, and Excellence

This team focuses on creating vibrant climates in Rackham programs to advance the scholarship and experience of students.

Help and Support

If you encounter challenges or problems either academically or in your personal life during your time as a graduate student, there are many resources available at Rackham and the University of Michigan to assist you.


Communications and Development


Raises awareness about graduate education at U-M and supports Rackham offices in their efforts to communicate with students, faculty, and staff.

Development and Alumni Relations

Builds and maintains relationships with Rackham alumni and donors in order to encourage engagement and financial gifts for graduate student support.


Institutional Services

Institutional Research

Produces annual and periodic reports for each of the master’s and doctoral programs within Rackham.

Program Review

Identifies opportunities to continuously improve graduate education at the University of Michigan, manages several graduate student policies, grants and fellowship activities.


Rackham Administrative Services


Ensures the maintenance of the Rackham Building and handles reservations and media support.

Finance and Fellowships

Administers financial support, grants, and fellowships for Rackham students. Coordinates financial activities for the Rackham Graduate School.

Mail Services

Receives applicant materials and manages incoming and outgoing mail for Rackham business.

  • Room: 0504
  • Phone: 734.764.4402
  • Fax: 734.647.9378

Rackham Human Resources

Administers all personnel issues related to Rackham staff including hiring, performance management, timesheets, etcetera.

Rackham Information and Technology Services

Provides technical support to Rackham personnel.

Rackham Strategic Evaluation and Assessment Team (RSEAT)

The Rackham Strategic Evaluation and Assessment Team (RSEAT) has developed a standard process for continuous improvement for the graduate school portfolio, with annual evaluations to ensure alignment with Rackham’s stated mission and strategic vision. The team is also tasked with tracking our strategic vision’s progress and with evaluating new initiatives and proposals.


Student Organizations


Affiliated Units



Rackham Board of Governors

The Rackham Board of Governors was established according to the terms of the Rackham bequest, which was accepted by the Board of Regents in September 1935. The bequest calls for the continued existence of this body. The President of the University serves as Chair of the Board and the Rackham Dean serves as Secretary. The three other members serve six-year terms. The Board itself approves the appointment of new members as vacancies arise.

Rackham Executive Board

The Rackham Executive Board is composed of elected faculty representatives who provide advice to the Dean regarding the operations of the Graduate School. The Executive Board’s responsibilities include oversight and authorization of academic policy and proposals for new degree and certificate programs, and decisions of Rackham faculty panels for student fellowships and awards.