Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Duderstadt Center

“At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.”

-President Schlissel, the University of Michigan

The Duderstadt Center is Committed to:

We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective.


We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.


We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual can be genuine and feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a culture where we value diverse individuals, and groups, on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

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DC DEI Calendar of Events

In addition to the calendar below, a comprehensive list of DEI events, past and present is available here

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DEI Resources and Study Materials

Books, Movies, and Study Materials

The Duderstadt Center DEI Committee, in collaboration with the U-M Office of DEI, has developed am extensive list of print, audio, and video resources for personal and group study of many topics for discovery and education regarding diversity equity and inclusion. You can Expand the Headings below to view the complete lists.

Suggested Reading for Adults
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Suggested Reading for Kids
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Articles and Anti-racist Materials
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More University of Michigan DEI Resources:

UM DEI Website ▶

UM DEI Resources ▶

UM DEI Events ▶

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Duderstadt Center DEI Committee & Contacts

If you have questions, input for, or are interested in joining the DC DEI Committee please contact us by email: DEI-Duderstadt@umich.edu, or simply fill out the “Join” form.

The current serving members of the committee represent multiple DC partner organizations

  • Steve Eberle (Co-Lead)
  • Kathi Reister (Co-Lead)
  • Tom Bray
  • Nick Gallo
  • Victoria McIntyre
  • Deb Mexicotte
  • Mari Nee
  • Shawn O’Grady
  • John Muckler (Accessibility Specialist)
  • Amelia Hansen (Student)
  • Jacob Napier (Student)
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Duderstadt Center DEI Five-year Strategic Plan and Annual Action Reports

The Duderstadt Center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force began its work in fiscal year 2019 with the development of a five-year strategic plan describing the measures, objectives, and actions to be undertaken by the Duderstadt Center partner organizations. That document and our yearly action reports are available in the following PDF documents:

Fiscal Year 2021 Actions

Fiscal Year 2020 Actions

Fiscal Year 2019 Actions

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