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Campus Organizations and Resources


The University of Michigan is committed to creating a community that reflects the richness of the state and the broader society, while providing equal opportunity for all members. Further, it works to promote a university culture that discourages individual bias and eliminates institutional bias. The resources listed on this page are not intended to be a comprehensive list, but a relevant sample.

Students of Color of Rackham
The Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) graduate organization is a network for Rackham graduate and professional students at the University of Michigan. SCOR is dedicated to the social, cultural, political, and academic well-being of students of color representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, and international origins. 

Bouchet Honor Society
The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

Spectrum Center (Office of LGBTQ Affairs)
The Center humbly works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at the University through education, advocacy, and community building. Resources include mentoring (lists of faculty willing to talk to students about navigating academia as a queer person), a library, counseling, and social events.

Center for the Education of Women
CEW advances diversity and inclusion at the University of Michigan by serving as a resource, voice, and advocate to empower women and nontraditional students. CEW offers career counseling, programming, and emergency funding, and is open to people of all genders.

Trotter Multicultural Center
Trotter works to build an environment in which all students can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the multicultural diversity represented at the University. The Center offers study space, programming, and support networks.

LSA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Information and resources on LSA initiatives in conjunction with the university-wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The University of Michigan's Strategic Plan for DEI as well as news and resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. Services are free and include short-term individual therapy sessions and semester-long group therapy sessions.

First-Generation Support
-Undergraduate students: First-Generation College Students@Michigan offers students advice on a variety of resources and campus opportunities and provides outreach to current and future First-Generation students. Contact the group via email: firstgeneboard@umich.edu.
-Graduate students: The First-Generation Support Network is a list of faculty and staff who are first-generation and who are supportive to first-generation graduate students. Email Natalie Bartolacci (nplosky@umich.edu) in order to be added to the email list and receive updates about events that first-generation students might be interested in attending.

Institute for Research on Women and Gender
The Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) is an interdisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan Office of Research, supporting research on women, gender, and sexuality.

Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)
GEO is an activist, democratic and volunteer-run organization where graduate employees come together to improve our wages and working conditions.

Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO)
Lecturers' Employee Organization represents the interests of non-tenure-track instructional faculty on all three campuses of the University of Michigan.

Office of Graduate Student Success
If you are a Rackham Merit Fellow, you have access to extra career search support through Graduate Student Success.

LACS Student Group List
A list of Michigan student groups that focus on Latin America and/or the Caribbean put together by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).

National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)
The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) seeks to strengthen and integrate research about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and society, and to promote its effective use in addressing contemporary issues.

Poverty Solutions
Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan informs and tests innovative solutions for the prevention and alleviation of poverty.

UM Student Veterans Assocation
The Student Veterans Assocation provides a source of support and camaraderie for veterans who are students at the University of Michigan.

Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses: Resource Guide and Suggestions for Practice
A guide by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion that focuses on ways to make college and university campuses more accessible for faculty with mental disabilities.