UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 1.4.3 (Programming Financial Support)

Increase financial support for student-facing diversity and inclusion efforts and annual events

Owners/Accountable Party


  • President
  • CEO of UM Foundation
  • Vice Provost for Student Success
  • Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Near-term Actions

  • Fundraise to establish sustained financial support
  • Establish a S.E.A. Change mini-grant program to which faculty and staff can apply

Future Actions

  • Identify sustainable funding for events such as the Annual Kyiyo Powwow, Black Solidarity Summit, Tunnel of Oppression, DiverseU, )
  • Move forward ideas about “cohort recruitment” for Native Graduate Students

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Made whole DAC funding in support of mini grants for students
  • Hired Director of Inclusive Excellence and provide for operating funds