A diverse campus community is inclusive of different backgrounds, religions and cultures, as well as a diversity of opinions. Central Michigan University welcomes and promotes the rich tapestry of humanity - taking the collective talent and knowledge of a diverse body of students from all walks of life to make the world a better place in which to live, work, play and prosper with dignity and respect for the world in which we live. Diversity prepares CMU students to compete and live in a global economy and a global village. It reflects the university's mission of providing student-centered education and fostering personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society.
This mission and commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment is achieved through the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity. The Office for Institutional Diversity periodically assesses the institution's long-term diversity goals. Through its offices and services, OID offers campus-wide programs and activities for students, faculty, and staff that foster better understanding across diverse groups. Programs and activities include:
The Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity coordinates and monitors CMU's affirmative action/equal opportunity efforts and programs to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246 and other relevant state and federal statutes. The office supervises the maintenance of related reports and records, and provides and develops related educational programs and materials. The office also offers guidance and advice to all community members on the university's nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies and procedures, assists departments with recruitment and retention activities, and receives and resolves complaints of discrimination from students, employees and others.Click here
to view the Board of Trustees Nondiscrimination Policy.