DEI Mission Statement

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in CMB

CMB believes that it is essential to its training mission that students, faculty and staff of all identities and perspectives feel welcome and included. In recognition of this belief, CMB articulates the following statements about its commitment towards this end. 

We commit to increasing diversity within the CMB community by seeking out and supporting members from a vast range of cultures, identities, and beliefs.

We commit to actively challenging and responding to bias, discrimination, and harassment. 

We commit to pursuing efforts to develop and maintain a community where everyone is included and valued, and to increase accessibility for all CMB members.

Discrimination and harassment are contrary to the standards and values of CMB and the University of Michigan communities. Discrimination or harassment in any form, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ability, religion, height, weight, or veteran’s status, will not be tolerated. 


 A goal of CMB is to build and maintain a community that values diversity, develops inclusive and antiracist practices, and promotes a sense of belonging for every member of the community. To achieve this goal, we will work to engage with CMB members as well as University leadership to advocate for increasing diversity in the students, faculty, and staff population. We will consciously develop policies to ensure that all members feel that they belong, have equal access to opportunities, can express their opinions freely, and are fully engaged in the program. 

CMB DEI Task Force

The CMB DEI Task Force was formed as a resource to advocate for diversity amongst CMB students, faculty and staff, and to promote equitable and inclusive practices within CMB to ensure that every member of the program feels. To fulfill the program’s DEI mission, the CMB DEI Task Force will interact closely with all members of the CMB community, gather and disseminate information, collaboratively identify the issues that need to be addressed, and advise CMB leadership on the best courses of action to address these issues.