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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a national organization, founded in 1971 "to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences."
The University of Michigan Student Chapter of the AWM was founded in the fall of 2016 to support women and transgender mathematicians, especially graduate students, in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
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 provides immediate and ongoing services and financial support needed to ensure educational success and degree completion. Women and nontraditional students are CEW’s primary constituency, but all students are welcome. CEW also serves those who encounter education and career obstacles based on their non-linear paths to, and experiences within, the University community. You can learn more about CEW's workshops, events, and services here.
At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.
The Spectrum Center at University of Michigan is a collaborative space in which all members of the university and local community are welcome. Through collaboration and partnership efforts, the Center supports students to thrive in a diverse society and globally. The center works toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at the university through education, advocacy, and community building.
Students of Color
The Rackham Graduate School values the diversity of its students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. The University of Michigan’s commitment to diversity is long-standing, and we are proud of our graduate students who over the years have gone on to assume national leadership in many fields. Rackham 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 feel welcome and thrive in their studies. View a list of campus resources, Rackham resources, and student organizations here.
"The University of Michigan welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. We will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our non-discrimination policy. Once students are admitted, the University is committed to fostering an environment in which each student can flourish." - President Mark Schlissel. Undocumented students can find resources here: https://undocumented.umich.edu/
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Health & Wellness
Counseling and Psychological Services is freely available for students who feel they may need some assistance. CAPS is dedicated to providing students with access to care and the opportunity to receive high quality services, with the goal of taking positive pathways to mental health.
Dr. Ashley Jacob, LSA Graduate Student Clinical Psychologist:
Schedule a virtual appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) provides a variety of services and data to the campus community to provide a safe environment. Members of the UM community are able to sign up for emergency alerts and review emergency preparedness information, including how to respond in the case of an active attacker. Learn more about property registration, particularly for electronics and bicycles, here.
The University Psychological Clinic provides psychoeducational evaluations and evidence-based psychotherapy to students and faculty at the University of Michigan as well as members of the local community and southeast Michigan.
Pursuing a graduate degree is an endeavor that brings unique challenges and rewards. Rackham serves as a vital resource for our students in that pursuit, in ways both big and small. On this page, find links to information on a range of topics that we hope will enhance your time at Michigan and help you find assistance when you need it, from connections to graduate student groups to tips on living in Ann Arbor and resources for your personal well-being.
Rackham also offers an array of events and programming designed specifically for graduate students. You can find details about all of our upcoming events through the Rackham Events Calendar.
The mission of the SSD is to provide accommodations and access to students with disabilities. Throughout its history, SSD has played a prominent role in advocating for students with disability issues at the state, national and international levels.
Students with Children
The University of Michigan has developed a website dedicated to the needs of students who juggle parenting or elder care, study and work. Please visit the Students with Children website. Graduate students are eligible for accommodations under Rackham's Graduate Student Parental Accommodations policy.
The University of Michigan Health Service is devoted to supporting students' physical, emotional, mental, environmental, financial, occupational, social, intellectual, and spiritual health. Check out the important services they offer students!