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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.
GSI LCIT, or Graduate Student Instructor Learning Community for Inclusive Teaching, is for sharing ideas and resources about inclusive teaching through discussion and reflection. It is not a place to be lectured about how to teach, but to have discussions about inclusive teaching practices and strategies.. This community is made for graduate students by graduate students. To that end, we are committed to:monthly meetings with graduate student attendance (i.e., not their course coordinators or advisors)relatively short, free readings, accessible to grad students’ timePlease note that attendants are welcome and encouraged to simultaneously attend the U(M) LCIT, but it is not expected or required in any way.
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 encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students – as well as students who receive benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – who are academically excellent and accomplished in extracurricular endeavors. Undocumented students can find resources here: https://undocumented.umich.edu/
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Addiction Center - Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry
The U-M Department of Psychiatry is part of Michigan Medicine, one of the nation's leading health care facilities, and is home to the Eisenberg Family Depression Center and the Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute.
We provide patients with state-of-the-art treatment and care of psychiatric disorders, much of it based on the innovative research done by our faculty. Our psychiatric care facility is one of the best in the country, and was one of the very first to provide modern diagnosis and research on mental disorders
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
Dr. Laura Monschau, Rackham Graduate Student Physchologist:
Schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com.
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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
The Office of Student Conflict Resolution promotes a safe and scholarly community in which students navigate conflict in a peaceful, socially just, and self-reflexive manner. OSCR offers a spectrum of conflict resolution pathways that are educationally focused, student-driven, community owned, and restorative in nature, which are adaptable to meet the needs of individuals experiencing conflict.
Psychiatric Emergency Service - Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry
1-734-936-5900 or 1-734-996-4747
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people of all ages. The following services are provided; psychiatric evaluation, treatment recommendations; crisis intervention; screening for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and mental health referral information. Psychiatric Emergency Services is a program of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. We collaborate with many community agencies.
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.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
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.
The SAPAC Survivor Care Team consists of full-time, professional Case Managers and Advocates, and highly-trained U-M Master of Social Work interns. Our team is here to help, and provides a wide array of supportive services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. We are here for current U-M students, faculty, and staff who have experienced harm, and for their supporters and loved ones.
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 Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
UHS is your campus health and wellness resource, offering comprehensive clinical services plus support for your well-being. And most services are free for currently enrolled U-M students (Ann Arbor campus).
Wolverine Support Network facilitates 35+ peer-led support groups across campus, for both undergraduate and graduate students, that fit within students’ own availability. WSN also holds community-building events to foster connection among those within the WSN community and beyond.
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!