Diversity-related resources at SNRE and the University of Michigan
By enrolling at SNRE, you are joining a community that is committed to diversity. The University of Michigan prides itself on its diverse student body, intellectual life and cultural atmosphere. The Diversity Matters at Michigan Web site (www.diversity.umich.edu) serves as a portal to the people and programs that support and advance diversity at the University of Michigan and beyond.
Why Diversity Matters at Michigan
"An essential factor in our academic excellence is our diversity. When you bring together students, faculty and staff of different backgrounds and different experiences, you create an intellectual experience that is unmatched in higher education."
- U-M President Mary Sue Coleman
- Schools and Colleges: Diversity Programs http://www.diversity.umich.edu/resources/listings.php. The 19 schools and colleges of the University of Michigan work independently and collaboratively to support and advance diversity among the university's faculty, staff and students, and to provide service to the communities beyond campus.
- Programs, Centers and Units http://www.diversity.umich.edu/resources/programs.php. Numerous University of Michigan programs, centers, units and associations support and advance diversity within the university community and beyond. Several, such as the Center for the Education of Woman and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, were among the first of their type in the country, and now serve as national models.
- Outreach/Community Services at Michigan http://www.diversity.umich.edu/diversity/outreach.php. The University of Michigan is fundamentally connected to the broad community beyond its borders, which makes outreach and service an intrinsic part of our mission.
Diversity and Outreach at SNRE
- Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/. The Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative aims to increase diversity in environmental organizations as well as the broader environmental movement. It also promotes greater diversity in leadership in the environmental field.
- For students: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/students
- Getting involved with MELDI: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/volunteering/volunteering
- Directories, databases and resources guides: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/directories_databases_and_resources_guides
- Teaching and Inspiring Environmental Stewardship: http://www.snre.umich.edu/ties. Teaching and Inspiring Environmental Stewardship provides individuals, school groups, businesses and other organizations with the opportunity to learn about sustainability and green buildings by touring the LEED-certified Samuel T. Dana Building on the U-M's Ann Arbor campus.
- Resources for Students with Disabilities: http://www.snre.umich.edu/prospective_students/students_with_disabilities
o Environmental Justice Field of Study
o Environmental Justice Initiative
o Leadership Initiative of Minority Female Environmental Faculty (LIMFEF)
Student Opportunities and Resources at Michigan
The Diversity Matters at Michigan Web site contains an extensive list of ways to get involved with the issues, people and communities that you care about, gain organizational and leadership skills, make a difference, and find diversity resources on campus.í‚ For more information, visit http://www.diversity.umich.edu/resources/student.php. The following university-wide initiatives may also be of interest:
Expect Respect http://urespect.umich.edu/
Expect Respect is an educational initiative aimed at supporting a campus climate in which all persons are treated with civility. Community members from across campus have worked together to strengthen our framework of support services for those who have experienced hate crimes or bias incidents.
Campus Commitment http://www.hr.umich.edu/oie/cc/
Campus Commitment, a university-wide educational program, provides clear definitions of discrimination and harassment prohibited by university policy, as well as contact information for university resources and ways to report concerns. Its goal is to contribute to an environment of civility and respect in which all members of the university community can work and learn.
The Diversity Council http://www.diversity.umich.edu/diversity/council.php
resident Mary Sue Coleman established the Diversity Council in 2003 to assess, encourage and celebrate diversity initiatives.í‚ Among its primary functions it hosts the university's annual Diversity Summit and is a sponsor of the Diversity Matters at Michigan Web site, together with the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Communications.
Diversity Blueprints Task Force http://www.diversity.umich.edu/diversity/blueprints.php
On Nov. 21, 2006, President Coleman announced formation of the Diversity Blueprints Task Force to address how the university can continue to achieve diversity within new limits of the law resulting from the passage of Proposal 2 in the State of Michigan.
Other useful U-M diversity links:
Office of Institutional Equity http://www.hr.umich.edu/oie/
Disability Resources http://www.umich.edu/Disability/
Services for Students with Disabilities http://ssd.umich.edu/
U-M Health System Diversity Network http://www.med.umich.edu/diversity/
U-M Health Systems Diversity Resources http://www.med.umich.edu/diversity/resources.htm
Portal en Espanol http://www.umich.edu/Es/