Commitment to Diversity

Rackham Graduate School and the UMGCP have a history and tradition of valuing the diversity of our students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. The University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan emphasizes four domains in which our entire community are focusing our efforts:

  1. Recruitment
  2. High-Quality Academic and Professional Environment
  3. Retention
  4. Service, Partnership, and Collaboration

Rackham provides funding to graduate programs and 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 or in their fields feel welcome and thrive in their studies.

For a look at the diversity of our student body within the UMGCP, visit the UMGCP Program Statistics maintained by Rackham.

A limited number of travel grants and funding for relocation are available for students experiencing financial hardship or that are from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented within the genetic counseling profession. The travel grants are to help defray some of the costs associated with interviewing at our program and the relocation funds are for students who matriculate at the UMGCP.

To learn more about the Rackham’s DEI strategic plan, READ THE FULL PLAN.