Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology strongly supports the goals for the DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STRATEGIC PLAN of the University of Michigan including:

Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origins, religious commitments, age, disability status and political perspective.

Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.

Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, where different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

DEI Updates

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology nabs DEI Innovation Grant from the Office of the Provost


DEI References

DEI initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students: 
**Find workshops and courses for students, faculty, and staff through UM Human Resources https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/professional-development/learning-professional-development/courses
**Subscribe to, read, and follow the links in Michigan Medicine’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies newsletter http://eepurl.com/cxauxf
**Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) offers programs for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty http://www.med.umich.edu/ohei/program/program.html
The university is an institutional member of The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity  http://www.facultydiversity.org/ and works with the Big10 Academic Alliance on diversity and recruitment issues http://www.btaa.org/faculty/diversity-and-recruitment
The NSF https://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/ and NIH https://diversity.nih.gov/ both have offices and programs dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion