Diversity, Wellness, and Health

There are a number of different resources at The University of Michigan that are available to all students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Whether you’re looking for communities of peers, support, training, education, or outreach, you’ll find information and resources at the links below.

Wait, why are there so many different groups and links, & which ones are for me?

The University of Michigan is comprised of many colleges, groups, and units. Each of the groups below offers resources and programming related to Career & Professional Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Counseling, Health and Wellness, Student Groups, and Ann Arbor Living.

Below is a brief description of each unit or group followed by links that we hope you find helpful (for additional resources for faculty click here). Of course, webpages and links do change. So if you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, please contact one of the people listed at the end of this web page.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Under the leadership of Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable university community. https://diversity.umich.edu/resources/office-of-diversity-equity-inclusion/

The Spectrum Center

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.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides free and confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment who are University of Michigan students, faculty and staff. All services are free and confidential to the University of Michigan community and are provided by professional SAPAC staff members and include Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, and Support Groups. https://sapac.umich.edu/

Center for the Education of Women

The Center for the Education of Women provides academic, financial, and professional support through career and education counseling, funding, workshops, events, and a diverse, welcoming community to empower women to reach their full potential.


The Rackham Graduate School

The Rackham Graduate School partners at multiple levels with every school and college on campus to ensure the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation, and build a vibrant and diverse student community. Thus, their focus is on providing resources to graduate students from masters through PhD in any program at UM.



OGPS: The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provides resources and support for current graduate students, postdocs, and postbacs in the biomedical sciences. Thus, OGPS is specific to those training in biomedical sciences at UM, whereas Rackham encompasses all graduate education at the University of Michigan. 


OHEI: The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivity among faculty, students and staff at Michigan Medicine (UM Medical School and Hospital). OHEI also advances clinical care for under-served patient populations through research and education. Under the leadership of David J. Brown, MD, Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion and Phyllis M. Blackman, MBA, Administrative Director, OHEI's goal is to transform health care and ensure health care equity.


Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact one of us and we’ll do our best to help you: 

Sondra Auerbach ([email protected]) Student Affairs Program Manager.

Kate Hagadone, PhD, LP ([email protected] ) Mental Health Wellness Councilor.

OGPS Health & Wellness Resources

Kate is a fully licensed psychologist with experience working with students, trainees, faculty, and staff in a wide variety of settings. Kate provides brief, individual & group coaching and counseling for trainees on a broad range of topics including stress management, well-being, work life balance and individual consultation for faculty to help hem address concerns about trainees’ well-being.

Alan Smrcka ([email protected]), Pharmacology Faculty Lead UM Medical School DEI.
Carrie Ferrario ([email protected]) Faculty Ally for Diversity, Postdoctoral Mentoring Lead.
Jessica Anand ([email protected]) Pharmacology Representative Medical School Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Mental Health Crisis or Emergency?

If you are in crisis, there is a counselor-on-duty at CAPS in the Tappan Auxiliary Building, 609 Tappan Street, during business hours. If this is an urgent after hours matter, please call CAPS at 734.764.8312 and select “0” to be connected with a crisis counselor. If it is an emergency, please call Psychiatric Emergency Services at 734.936.5900 or dial 911.