UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 1.4.1 (Transition Programs)

Ensure student transition, orientation, and onboarding programs are designed with students from underrepresented and underserved populations in mind

Owners/Accountable Party

  • Vice Provost for Student Success
  • Associate Vice Provost for Student Success


Near-term Actions

  • Work with TRIO, AISS, VETS, Director of Inclusive Excellence and others to recruit a greater diversity of students in COLS 194 First-Year Seminar
  • Orient students to the use of campus space, organizations, and support for specific populations of students – such as BIPOC students, those who observe specific religious practices, veterans, and those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or questioning – to enhance the connectivity of the broader campus community
  • Use assessment practices to improve accessibility and inclusivity of orientation

Future Actions

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Established the Keeping UM Connected working group to develop proactive ways to enhance student belonging and inclusion, including community engagement, wellness resources, and identity-based activities
  • Launched Griz Hub as a clearinghouse for opportunities to connect
  • Established Native Griz orientation programming
  • Funded RA positions in AY 20-21 to generate interest in a peer-to-peer mentoring program among Native graduate students
  • Created documents to found a Native American Graduate Student group at UM