The School is committed to furthering the University’s mission of ensuring that each member of our community has an equal opportunity to thrive and to take full advantage of the resources afforded by the University of Michigan. You are welcome here.
Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.
Summer 2020: U‑M Messages of Outrage & Hope.
Action is at the heart of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will not be judged on what we say, but by what we do. In 2015, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Planning Committee was formed at the Stamps School to compile data, document needs, and create a strategic plan for DEI.
Our annual plans outline measurable actions and accountability for:
- Faculty, staff, and student recruitment efforts that support a diverse school community
- Retention of students, faculty, lecturers, and staff through the promotion of an equitable and inclusive community
- Continual research, climate assessments, and accountability for DEI plan implementation
The plan to achieve these goals includes:
- Townhall meetings
- Mentorship opportunities
- Faculty grants for new and revised courses targeting DEI content and pedagogy
- Workshops to build inclusive teaching and cross-cultural competencies
- Travel grants for high need prospective student campus visits
- Student organization support around diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
- Student financial emergency funding
- Exhibition programming
- Improved accessibility
Support from the University of Michigan includes:
- Funding for freshening cross-cultural training curriculum
- New course development to support DEI goals
- Funding for town-hall gatherings and events around DEI goals
- Professional development and training funds for faculty and staff, including inclusive teaching workshops
Stamps DEI Plans & Reports
Report a Concern
- Report a Campus Climate Concern: A campus climate concern can include actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, harass, or harm 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). Concerns may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hatred, or stereotypes. Behaviors may be intentional or unintentional.
- Report regulatory or compliance issues: In the University setting, compliance is not primarily about policing people’s behavior; it is about understanding which laws apply to U‑M’s activities and ensuring adherence to them. The number and scope of laws that apply to the University’s activities is extensive – which makes understanding them (and complying with them) a challenging endeavor. Read more about compliance requirements at U‑M.
- Report Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct: Sexual misconduct can take a variety of forms, including sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and retaliation against those who raise concerns about sexual misconduct. Behavior that creates a hostile environment or is perceived to impact a person’s employment, academic standing, or participation in university programs could be considered sexual misconduct.
This list of campus resources is offered as a starting place as we work together to advance justice, equity, and diversity in our community and in our world.
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DEI Leaders at Stamps
- Mahendra Kumar, Stamps Chief Administrative Officer and 2020 – 2021 DEI Implementation Lead
- Professor Endi Poskovic, Stamps DEI Liaison for Inclusive Teaching
- Stamps in Color — Student Organization
University of Michigan Student Resources
Students of Color
- Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilient: A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color
- CAPS: I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
- Michigan in Color
- Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
- Trotter Multicultural Center
- Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
- University of Michigan Undocumented Student Resources
- U‑M Career Center: Identity Focused Toolkits
Veteran and Military
First Generation Students
- U‑M Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Center for Campus Involvement
- Ginsberg Center
- Student Legal Service
- Office for Health Equity and Inclusion
- Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center
- Center for the Education of Women
- U‑M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium
- North Campus Dean’s MLK Spirit Awards
Faculty and Staff Resources
- Inclusive Teaching @ U‑M
- DEI Strategic Planning Toolkit
- Inclusive Teaching in a Virtual Environment
- Office for Institutional Equity
- Organizational Learning: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources
- Stamps: Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide
- Stamps: Inclusive Teaching Grants
- Stamps: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant
Read about our community’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values in action in these recent articles.
- Lauren McHale Mills: Art and Authorship
- Three Stamps Community Members Receive the 2023 MLK Spirit Award
- Beatriz Lozano: Creating for Change
- Student Spotlight: Ryan Taylor Espitia
- Mariano Desmaras: A Multicultural Approach to Museums
- Angel Manson (BFA ‘22) Spreads Kindness Through Comic And Illustration Career
- Brian Banks Staff Excellence Award
- Fair Representation in Arts and Data
- The Michigan Daily Covers Stop Protecting Predators Event
- Breaking Down Silos, Making Change: 2021 Stamps DEI Team Grants
- Melanie Manos Teaches Michigan Online MOOC
- Lakyla Thomas on The Impact 11 PrintMaking Conference
- Rebekah Modrak Curates Essay Series for the National Center for Institutional Diversity
- An Open Letter: Stamps Gallery Celebrates Black History and More
- Stamps School Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund