Core Skill: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is valuing multiple social identities and advocating for access and belonging for all persons. Diversity is about celebrating differences; equity is equal opportunity and access for all persons; and inclusion ensures differences are welcomed so that every individual feels a sense of belonging. DEI skills require cultural humility, challenging structural inequalities, and awareness of one’s own social identities.
Rackham is committed to enhancing the development and training offerings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and is now offering a Professional Development DEI Certificate. This program is designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity.
Social-justice education program that blends theory and experiential learning.
Produces, catalyzes, and elevates diversity research and scholarship.
Provides resources to help women and underserved individuals at U-M reach their potential.
Envisions an inclusive campus, with sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as its framework.
Online resource for mentoring, tools, and support to be successful in academe.
Uses the lens of race and ethnicity to build inclusive spaces and equitable opportunities for all.
Works to enhance multicultural awareness and provides a place for meetings and cultural events.
Upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events
Restoration, Transformation, and Leadership: Centering Healing in the Actions We Take Towards Racial Equity
Contact Professional and Academic Development
1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848
Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.