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The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan is committed to fostering and upholding an inclusive community that welcomes and supports individuals from all social identity groups. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to providing a supportive environment for excellence.

Recognition of our efforts toward creating and maintaining an inclusive environment include:

Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award (2017)

The SAA Office Staff: (left to right) Kaydee Fry, Brian Wallace, Julie Catanzarite, Sarah Wagner, Saroya Cicero, Megan Wolgast, Tina Griffith, Chloe Davenport, and Sheri Circele.

The staff members of the Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office were selected as recipients of the Ninth Annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Team Award. The award was established by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs and the Associate Vice President for Human Resources to shine a light on staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive campus environment. It is intended to celebrate those who embrace the value of diversity and recognize how it helps set the university apart. The award recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M.

Diversity Recruitment Weekend (2017)

This event consists of a series of workshops, panel discussions, and individual meetings specifically designed to prepare students for the graduate admissions process in psychology as well as introduce students to the graduate psychology programs at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Diversity Recruitment Weekend.

Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award (2010)

The Department of Psychology was awarded the first annual Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award, which recognizes "an outstanding institutional initiative in demonstrating notable progress by an academic unit in achieving ethnic/racial and gender diversity in the professor, clinical professor, research professor, and research scientist faculty ladders/tracks.

Suinn Achievement Awards (2003, 2005)

The Department of Psychology's Program in Social Psychology (2003) and the Program in Clinical Psychology (2005) each received the Suinn Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). The award is given to university psychology departments that have demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students.