The University of Michigan-Flint is bringing together students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across the University to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

The University launched its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in December 2019, and the members are now creating short- and long-term goals in a multi-faceted action plan for UM-Flint.

Faculty from each school and college, each university division, faculty and staff councils, the undergraduate and graduate student bodies, and the Provost’s Office comprise the committee. Interim Campus Diversity Officer and Director of the Intercultural Center Dr. David Luke and Professor of English and Director of the Master of Arts program in Liberal Studies Dr. Jan Furman are co-chairing the committee. They will report the committee’s progress to Chancellor Deba Dutta and the UM-Flint Cabinet.

Strategic Action Plan

The DEI Strategic Action Plan, A Call to Action: Pursuing Excellence through Inclusion and Equity, is now available to review. The Action Plan's goals and timetable are available to view here.

View a DEI Town Hall with Chancellor Deba Dutta and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Chairs Dr. David Luke and Dr. Jan Furman.

DEI Defined

As we pursue continuous improvement in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we define those terms at the University of Michigan-Flint as follows:

Diversity: A range of ideas, opinions, perspectives, experiences, and decision-makers across race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, political perspective, and other variables related to life experience.

Equity: Equal outcomes through just and fair practices, policies, and procedures, particularly for the historically underserved. Disruption and dismantling of any identified institutional barrier or situation that unfairly or unjustly impacts a specific population based on their identity.

Inclusion: Equal opportunities and resources for all individuals. Deliberate efforts to ensure that differences are welcomed and valued, differing perspectives are respectfully and empathically heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency. 

DEI Committee setting action plan for UM-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint is bringing together students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across the university to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

The university launched its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in January 2020, and the members are now creating short- and long-term goals in a multi-faceted action plan for UM-Flint.