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The Rackham Graduate School values the diversity of its students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. The University of Michigan’s commitment to diversity is long-standing, and we are proud of our graduate students who over the years have gone on to assume national leadership in many fields.

The Graduate School 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 feel welcome and thrive in their studies.

Graduate Student Community

Student groups, resources and support systems on campus, funding and research opportunities

Funding to Advance Diversity

Funding to support diversity in graduate education and to enable the success of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds, and for faculty.

Research and Teaching

Research and teaching at U-M that contributes to the study of diversity.

Faculty Allies for Diversity

Campus directory of faculty allies and information about funding and grants for faculty.

Faculty Pride Pages (now the OUTlist)

A directory of LGBT faculty willing to serve as resources for LGBT graduate and professional students.

Recruitment of Diverse Graduate Students

Information about student recruitment strategies and resources for recruiters.

University Resources for Diversity

Resources across campus are available to graduate students as members of the wider University community.