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Writing a Diversity Statement

Monday, November 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a “diversity statement” as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement.

Learning objectives:

  • Reflect on ways you are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your research, teaching, engagement, leadership, or other areas.
  • Identify resources that allow them to participate and contribute to DEI initiatives, opportunities, projects, and research.
  • Review best practices to write a diversity statement. Learn how to critically evaluate diversity statements.

This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all campuses are welcome to attend.

This workshop is designed for master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.


Monday, November 1
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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United States


Rackham Professional and Academic Development


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Livestream / Virtual