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Schedule of Events
Time Event
8:00 to 8:45am Networking Breakfast
8:45 to 9:00am Break
9:00 to 10:30am

Session 1

Best Practices for Building Community for 1st Year Students, introduction by Shelly Conner

10:30am to 10:45am Break
10:45am to 12:00pm Choose Your Session

U-M Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures: What Are They and What Are Your Responsibilities?


  • Holly Rider-Milkovich –Director, Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center
  • Anthony Walesby – Assoc. Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs and Sr. Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity
  • Jay Wilgus – Director, Office of Student Conflict Resolution

Moving Mountains: How to Become an Agent of Change

Presenter: Annie Zirkel, L.P.C.

12:00 pm to 1:00pm


Rackham’s Graduate Student Success Team discuss recruitment and diversity to reach your goals

1:00 to 1:15pm Break
1:15 to 2:30pm Keynote Address, Why Diversity Is Critical to Our Mission presented by Stephanie Rowley
2:30 to 2:45pm Break
2:45 to 4:00pm Choose Your Session

Addressing Graduate Student Mental Health Concerns


  • Catherine Dehlin, J.D., Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
  • Andrea Lawson, L.M.S.W., Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Stephanie Lonsway, Ph.D., University of Michigan Psychological Clinic
Google Topics (TBD), presented by Ryan Vis
4:00 – 5:00pm Networking (TBD)