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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As the largest college in the University, LSA celebrates its role in Michigan’s deeply rooted commitment to diversity.

Upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Feedback Forums


On Undergraduate Initiatives

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Modern Languages Building Auditorium 3
6:30–8:30 p.m.

On Graduate Initiatives

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Angell Hall Auditorium A
6:30–8:30 p.m.

On Staff Initiatives

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lorch Hall Auditorium
9:00–11:00 a.m.

On Faculty Initiatives

Friday, September 23, 2016

Modern Languages Building Auditorium 3
2:30–4:30 p.m.

We at the College take pride in the fact that LSA welcomed the first woman, the first Asian student, and the first African American woman to U-M in the 1870s. Our dedication to the values and benefits of a diverse student body has only strengthened since then.

Diversity brings an array of perspectives to complex problems. It exposes us to beliefs and ways of thinking we would otherwise never encounter. It provides insight into events taking place around the world, and it prompts us to continually reassess our views and opinions. Quite simply, diversity is essential for one of the world’s leading universities to produce ideas and graduates that will make an impact in today’s increasingly connected global community. At LSA, we seek not only to reflect society, but also to serve as a model of how bringing people from a range of backgrounds together to do important work can make a vital difference.

Below you will find information and resources on LSA initiatives in conjunction with the university-wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are engaging all departments and programs through regular meetings with chairs and directors, and we encourage students, faculty, and staff to relay comments or feedback so that we can continue to shape this plan—and our College—together.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Contacts

For students: Angela Dillard, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
For faculty: Elizabeth Cole, Associate Dean for Social Sciences
For staff: Latisha Cunningham, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Officer
To submit general feedback: