Supporting Diverse Graduate Students
Rackham Graduate School has a history and tradition of valuing the diversity of our students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan emphasizes four domains in which we are focusing our efforts:
- High-Quality Academic and Professional Environment
- Service, Partnership, and Collaboration
Rackham provides funding to graduate programs and sponsors numerous activities aimed at recruiting an outstanding and inclusive student body. We seek to provide intellectual, social, emotional, and financial support so that students from groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education or in their fields feel welcome and thrive in their studies.
Recent DEI Posts
In an open letter to the graduate student community, Rackham Dean Mike Solomon decries recent examples of racism and violence, and pledges Rackham’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The MSI grant programs center on building institutional rapport, trust, and mutually beneficial collaborations with Minority Serving Institutions.
The Faculty Allies Diversity Grant program aims to seed new and especially innovative ideas that will help sustain diverse and inclusive graduate student communities over the long term.
Ph.D. student Jallicia Jolly explores why, despite biomedical developments that aim to reduce the spread of HIV transmission, the pandemic continues to disproportionately impact the poorest and socioeconomically disadvantaged sectors of our population.