Physics Funding for DEI-related Activities
The Physics DEI Committee has limited funds available for supporting activities, events, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics. Anyone in the Physics Department, including Applied Physics students, can request funding for such activities. To submit a request, fill out this online form. The form will ask for a brief description of the planned activity/event, a budget breakdown, other sources of funding for which you have applied, and the total dollar request from Physics. The form should be submitted a minimum of four weeks before the activity/event. Due to funding limitations, we encourage you to seek multiple sources of funding and to inquire about them before submitting a proposal to the department. All funding requests will be reviewed by the Physics DEI Committee.
During the 2016-2017 Academic year, President Schlissel established a directive for U-M to become a more divers and inclusive place. This website details the many unit plans and other university resources as they are established in different departments on campus.
CAPS is committed to creating an environment based on our values of multicultural, multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical practices that allow our diverse student body to access care, receive high quality services and take positive pathways to mental health. They also strive to find creative ways of reaching out to students and the UM community to nurture and develop a proactive, renewed sense of engagement throughout the campus.
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.
In the fall of 2007, a small team of undergraduates created a student organization called First-Generation College Students@Michigan. A major goal was to offer students advice on a variety of resources/campus opportunities and provide outreach to current and future First-Generation students. At that time it was one of the first student-led organizations of its type in the nation. One decade later, FGCS@Michigan is not only sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, it supports bi-annual campus-wide dinners, a full-fledged graduation ceremony, and programming events throughout the year. This website only sheds a glimpse on the work and success of first-generation students on campus.
College students are experiencing food insecurity at alarming rates. The Maize and Blue Cupboard is here to provide an immediate and comprehensive response for the U-M community. By offering food resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more, they help students develop the skills to make informed decisions.
The Maize and Blue Cupboard’s mission is to ensure members of the University of Michigan community, whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store, receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others.
The Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan provides an excellent wealth of educational resources, mentoring opportunities, and support networks for LGBTQ+ students and faculty on campus.
The Trotter Multicultural Center serves the university community as a hub for student activities that center around cultural exchanges. They hope to promote a supportive campus environment, and help students understand the role that multicultural diversity plays in their education and their lives here on campus
The mission of the International Center is to provide services and programs for the diverse community at the University of Michigan by accomplishing its core work to serve the international population, facilitate intercultural and international education, and foster a global campus community.
The National Center for Institutional Diversity provides resources for diversity research and access to funding opportunities for programs that seek to diversify various contexts of Academia and the STEM fields.
Mentoring Others Results in Excellence (MORE) is a committee of faculty looking to engage graduate students and faculty in discussions on mentorship. They hold frequent workshops about mentoring, and advisor relationships, and have many useful resources devoted to improving mentor-mentee relationships in the academic context.
Students with disabilities will find resources here for getting disabilities documented with the university, allowing the extra time on exams and other accommodations, as well as other resources for support and community organizations.