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The University of Michigan is committed to continuing and strengthening efforts to create a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment.

Resources for All

WHAT IS A BIAS INCIDENT? – A bias incident is conduct that discriminates,  stereotypes, excludes, harasses or harms anyone in our community based on their identity (such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion). Report an incident.

The Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Their work is accomplished through a student-centered, intersectional lens.

The Office for Institutional Equity serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the university’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community

Resources for Students

SMTD is also fortunate to have an embedded Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) representative involved in activities and services that strengthen our school to be supportive, engaged and connected around student mental health. Contact Emily Laura Hyssong, LMSW, Embedded Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselor for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

The Office of Student Conflict Resolution promotes a safe and scholarly community in which students navigate conflict in a peaceful, socially just, and self-reflexive manner.  OSCR offers a spectrum of conflict resolution pathways that are educationally focused, student-driven, community owned, and restorative in nature, which are adaptable to meet the needs of individuals experiencing conflict.

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), using the lens of race and ethnicity, engages the campus community and transforms the student experience to build inclusive spaces The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a social justice education program.

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities supports the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities.

Resources for Staff and Faculty

The Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)  provides support and assistance to University staff and faculty in resolving personal or work related concerns. Through a range of sensitive and innovative services, FASCCO seeks to enhance the emotional health, well-being and job performance of members of the university community. By providing confidential and professional counseling, coaching, training and consultation services to staff, faculty, retirees, benefit-eligible adult dependents and departments, FASCCO helps individuals develop and foster strengths and resiliency to enhance their personal and professional lives.

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching  is part of the Provost’s Office and works with faculty, graduate student instructors (GSIs) and academic administrators in all nineteen schools and colleges to support and enhance learning and teaching at U-M. CRLT provide consultations, grants for faculty to improve teaching, printed resources, and workshop topics such as Inclusive Teaching and Hot Moments in the Classroom.

ADVANCE STRIDE Committee Faculty Recruitment Workshops– The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in hiring. It also works with departments by meeting with chairs, faculty search committees, and other department members involved with recruitment and retention. Register for Workshops