Resources across campus are available to graduate students as members of the wider University community.
A guide for graduate students at a diverse university.
Diversity Matters is the gateway to the people and programs that support and advance diversity at the University of Michigan and beyond.
Expect Respect is an educational initiative aimed at supporting a campus climate in which all persons are treated with civility. Community members work together to strengthen the framework of support services for those who have experienced hate crimes or bias incidents.
A social justice education program, IGR works to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom. Multidisciplinary courses offered by IGR are distinguished by their experiential focus, teaching philosophy, and incorporation of dialogical models of communication.
Office of Institutional Equity provides programming and services for faculty, staff, students, and management to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and cultural understanding and competency. The Office provides training and consultation on achieving and supporting diversity in the workplace, on Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and on preventing and resolving discrimination and discriminatory harassment.
There are many offices and organizations at the University to assist those with disabilities and with disability interests. These include Services for Students with Disabilities, the University of Michigan Initiative on Disabilities (UMInDs), the Adaptive Technology Computing Site and many more.
Campus Disability Resource Directory provides general accessibility information, as well as information of particular interest to students, faculty and staff, and information about local, state and national disability resources.
Services for Students With Disabilities provides services to students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, chronic health problems and psychological disabilities, so they may enjoy a complete range of academic and non-academic opportunities.
Adaptive Technology Computing Services meets the computing and information technology needs of U-M students, faculty and staff with temporary or ongoing physical, visual, learning or ergonomic impairments.
The mission of the Council for Graduate Students with Disability Issues is to promote a physical environment, social climate and academic setting in which students - particularly graduate students with disabilities - are welcomed, respected and empowered.
Rackham School of Graduate Studies worked with the Lambda Graduate Association, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Faculty Alliance, and the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs to develop a directory of LGBT faculty willing to serve as resources for LGBT graduate and professional students. U-M Kerberos Login is required.
International LGBT is a collaboration of the International Center and the Spectrum Center that seeks to consider gender and sexual orientation within an international cultural context both for international students and students going abroad for research, study, work or travel.
With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as its framework, the Spectrum Center enriches the campus experience and develops students as individuals and as members of communities through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy and support.
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies in Medicine (BGLAM), serves to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered individuals and straight allies in the Medical School.
Dental Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance aims to educate dental students, staff, faculty and dental professionals about lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender issues.
Out in Public is the LGBTQ and ally group at the Ford School of Public Policy. We seek to create a welcoming space for LGBTQ people at the Ford School, engage the wider Ford School community in dialogue about LGBTQ issues and connect with other LGBTQ groups across campus. Bachelors students, Masters students, PhD students, faculty and staff are all welcome.
LambdaGrads provides social, education, activist, and support activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally graduate and professional students.
Lavender Information and Library Association (LILA) supports and provides programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally professional information students.
The Queer Social Work Alliance advocates for communication, education, activism and mutual support regarding LGBT interests, concerns and responsible social work practice in the School of Social Work.
Minority and Multicultural
Organizations Sponsored by Rackham
Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is a network of scholars recognized for scholarship, leadership, character, and who are dedicated to service and advocacy for students who have been underrepresented in the academy.
University of Michigan AGEP brings together outstanding underrepresented minority graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics from U-M, Michigan State and Wayne State for workshops, seminars, conferences and networking.
The SCOR Graduate Organization is a network for Rackham graduate and professional students at the University of Michigan.
SCOR is dedicated to the social, cultural, and academic well being of students of color of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American descent. Further, we also include students of other cultures, ethnicities, and international origins.
We promote, support, and sponsor efforts concerning the improvement of quality in our students' academic, professional, and social lives respectful of cultural differences, disabilities, gender, and sexual orientation.
Other University Organizations
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) seeks to increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and technology disciplines, and offers financial, academic and cultural support to students.
Asian/Asian American Psychology Student Association (APSA) helps recruit and support Asian/Asian American graduate students.
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) serves as an academic, social and political resource for students in the Law School.
The Asian and Asian American Coalition provides social support to the Asian and Asian American students currently enrolled at the School of Social Work.
Association for Asian Public Health Action builds professional networks for graduate students in the School of Public Health and increases the visibility and awareness of Asian-American health issues.
Association of Black Social Work Students (ABSWS) supports the professional development of African American students.
Association of Multicultural Scientists supports underrepresented graduate students in the biomedical sciences.
Black Business Students Association of the Ross Business School supports the recruitment of Black business students and builds the professional and academic development of its membership.
Black Medical Association helps recruit and support underrepresented minorities in the Medical School.
Black Student Psychological Association supports the recruitment and success of graduate students of color.
Hispanic and Latino Business Students Association (HLBSA) is open to MBA students interested in Latin cultures and communities and provides support and networks for its members.
Latin and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA) seeks to increase the enrollment and success of Latino/a and Native medical students through outreach and service efforts.
Latino Engineering Graduate Organization (LEGO)
Latino Engineering Graduate Organization (LEGO) provides support and community and works to improve the enrollment and retention of Latino students in engineering and science.
Latino Law Students Association supports the enrollment and success of students in the Law School.
Latino/a Student Psychological Association strives to increase the recruitment and retention of Latino students in Psychology.
Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI) seeks to increase diversity in environmental organizations and to enhance the leadership and career opportunities available to students.
Multi-Ethnic Information Exchange (MIX) supports the recruitment and success of historically underrepresented students in the School of Information.
MESA and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center serve as resources of support for diverse student populations by implementing programs that foster intercultural leadership and strengthen community development, seeking to create a campus that is inclusive to all students.
Native American Student Association (NASA) provides social, political, and academic support for students of American Indian descent.
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives supports the University’s ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community, and works to develop initiatives that enrich the academic, social, cultural, and personal development of students.
Political Scientists of Color (PSOC) is a network for students interested in creating and maintaining a supportive academic and professional environment in Political Science regardless of race or ethnic background.
Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) builds community and support primarily among African American students in the School of Public Health.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) promotes the development of Hispanics and other underrepresented minorities in engineering, science and other technical professions.
Society of Minority Engineers & Scientists Graduate Students (SMES-G) works to increase the recruitment and retention of minority engineering graduate students.
Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) supports students of color in the Ford School of Public Policy.
United Asian American Medical Student Association/Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association supports the professional, cultural and personal growth of Asian American medical students.
University of Michigan Asian Dental Students Association (UMAD) supports the needs of dental students of Asian descent.
Center for Education of Women offers services to students and advocates for women in higher education. The Center's focus includes women’s education, employment, careers, leadership growth and development, and well being.
Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (GEECS) encourages the professional, academic, and social development of women in technology-related fields of study.
Graduate Society of Women Engineers helps female students find support, guidance and a social network to succeed in graduate school.
MUSES (Movement of Underrepresented Sisters in Engineering and Science)
MUSES (Movement of Underrepresented Sisters in Engineering and Science) is a community for women of color in science and engineering.
Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) seeks to increase the number of girls and women pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while fostering their future success.