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Staff Resources

DEI Request for Funding 

Please use this form to request support for events, initiatives, and activities aligned with LSA's DEI Strategic Plan and LSA’s strategic mission. To allow time for processing, funding requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to your scheduled event.

After we receive a completed funding request form, Associate Dean Isis Settles may reach out to discuss details or request additional information.

We are especially interested in ideas that can:

  • Significantly advance specific goals of the LSA DEI Strategic plan in observable and measurable ways 
  • Engage a broad and heterogeneous community of faculty, students, staff, and the larger community
  • Facilitate collaboration between UM units
  • Grow over time in both impact and scope

For questions, please reach out to


Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide

Sometimes inclusion means more than a welcoming smile. There are often practical issues involved to make sure that as many meeting attendees as possible can participate comfortably. This can include ensuring that people who have food allergies or religious requirements will find things they can eat, that Deaf and hard of hearing individuals will be able to enjoy videos, that nursing mothers know where to find lactation rooms, that signage will be widely understandable, and that anyone can find help when they need it.

To get started, see this Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide from the Office for Institutional Equity, and this Accessibility - Design Resources from the U-M Vice President for Communications.

See also:

Zoom Accessibility


Americans with Disabilities Act Information 

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

The ADA applies to any qualified individual with a disability. This includes patients, visitors, students, faculty, staff, and applicants.
The ADA team (central U-M) acts as a resource to inform individuals of the various processes, supports, and options to address disability and accessibility issues.
ADA Request Form

EEO Affirmative Action Policy for Individuals with Disabilities
ADA Government Website
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA


Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Listen. Learn. Engage. Commit.


Campus Climate Support

Campus Climate Support

Campust Climate Support is part of the Division of Student Life. They are a group of professional staff focused on the response and management of bias incidents involving U-M students. Campus Climate Support is committed to providing support for students who have been targets of or impacted by a bias incident. They work to ensure that appropriate university resources and expertise are consulted and utilized as incidents impacting students and the community occur.


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).

If you witness or experience such conduct please report it.


Center for the Education of Women Plus (CEW+)

The Center for the Education of Women Plus (CEW+)

CEW+ addresses the challenges and issues uniquely faced by women, especially women of color, focusing on educational and financial supports, career advancement, salary negotiation, and creating communities that extend beyond U-M. The Center also serves as a convening organization for units across U-M that serve nontraditional students and will become the home of emerging programs designed to support underserved populations.

CEW changed their name to CEW+ to acknowledge the fact that their programs are increasingly utilized by underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ constituents, and various other marginalized populations that intersect with all genders.

Women of Color Task Force (WCTF)

WCTF is a staff organization, founded in 1979 at the University of Michigan that provides professional development opportunities for employees, with a special focus on women of color staff. For more than 35 years, the Task Force has served as a forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color staff at the University of Michigan and as a focal point for action necessary for the resolution of their concerns.


Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)

Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)

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, FASAP 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 dependents and departments, FASAP helps individuals develop and foster strengths and resiliency to enhance their personal and professional lives.


Just Community: A Reading and Action Program

Just Community

A website with a great many resources related to Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), along with supplemental resources on topics EJI addresses, including Black history, criminal justice, and racial justice. You will also find a number of publications from our own U-M scholars.




MHealthy's mission is to support members of the U-M community to lead healthy and fulfilling lives by helping to foster positive work cultures and environments that contribute to U-M being a great public university.


Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office  (ECRT)

Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office 

ECRT 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.

They work with partners on campus to foster and support an environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment.

Mediation Services

ECRT will help faculty and staff address and resolve workplace problems by providing confidential consultation and mediation services.

If you receive a paycheck from the University of Michigan and have a concern related to your work here, ECRT will help you find appropriate:

  • answers
  • resources
  • resolution

ECRT's services are:

  • completely confidential
  • available to faculty and staff
  • provided by professionally trained and experienced mediators
  • free of charge


Office of the Provost 

Office of the Provost 

Academic Year - Religious Holidays Calendar


Professional Development Courses

Professional Development Courses (UMHR)


Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct Reporting & Resources

Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct Reporting & Resources website

The University of Michigan is committed to preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct and offering support to those who have been harmed. The Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct Reporting & Resources website provides tools and resources to help understand what constitutes sexual and gender-based misconduct, the types of awareness and response training that are available, and details on the reporting process if you've experienced sexual and/or gender-based misconduct.


Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan

The Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities using sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as our framework. Our work is accomplished through a student-centered intersectional lens.

A pilot program of our Introduction to LGBTQIA2S+ Communities and Identities Webcourse, an introductory course on LGBTQIA2S+ vocabulary and identity terminology for members of the University of Michigan community. 
This webcourse was developed with two primary goals in mind: To expand our current educational offeringsTo provide a way to teach fundamental LGBTQIA2S+ terms and topics outside of our workshops. 
Introduction to LGBTQIA2S+ Communities and Identities is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning core concepts and introductory vocabulary related to LGBTQIA2S+ communities. We designed this course to prepare learners for participation in our live trainings and workshops by creating a baseline for understanding. By moving more foundational learning out of live workshops, we intend to make our workshops  more engaging and enriching. 

We hope this course provides learners an approachable opportunity to learn at their own pace. Although the course was designed to accompany our live workshops, independent learners are also welcome to participate. However, this is course is not designed to substitute for allyship development programs, other LGBTQIA2S+ workshops, or even an LGBTQ 101 workshop. This course is a starting point in the journey of lifelong learning about LGBTQIA2S+ justice, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


Staff Ombuds

The Office of the Staff Ombuds

The Office of the Staff Ombuds promotes a civil and inclusive university community by providing independent, confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution services to all non-bargained-for staff on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine.


Work Life Resource Center

Work Life Resource Center

The Work Life Resource Center is your starting point for resources and tools promoting work-life balance at Michigan.

Their mission is the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life to help Michigan recruit and retain leaders and the best.