Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Learn about the diversity, equity and inclusion resources that the Central Michigan University College of Medicine provides to its students, faculty and staff.



Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ and it encompasses all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. It is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. A broad definition includes not only race, ethnicity and gender—the groups that most often come to mind when the term "diversity" is used—but also age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives and values.

Source: Racial Equity Tools


To treat everyone fairly. An equity emphasis seeks to render justice by deeply considering structural factors that benefit some social groups/communities and harm other social groups/communities. Sometimes justice demands, for the purpose of equity, an unequal response.

Source: Racial Equity Tools


Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities and decision/policy making in a way that shares power.

Source: Racial Equity Tools

Inclusive spaces

Quality of Life Rooms CMU Campus.

Quality of Life Room College of Medicine 2429 - open access.

Inclusive Restrooms CMU Campus.

Inclusive Restrooms College of Medicine - every floor.

Health equity resources

    Structural Competency: Theorizing a New Medical Engagement with Stigma and Inequality by Jonathan M. Metzl and Helena Hansen

    Exploring Discrimination and Mental Health Disparities Faced by Black Sexual Minority Women Using a Minority Stress Framework by Sarah K. Calabrese, Ilan H. Meyer, Nicole M. Overstreet, Rahwa Haile, and Nathan B. Hansen.

    Beyond Cultural Competence: Critical Consciousness, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education by Amo K. Kumagai and Monica L. Lypson

    A Push for Inclusive Data Collection in STEM Organizations by Nicholas P. Burnett, Alyssa M. Hernandez, Emily E. King, Richelle L. Tanner, Kathryn Wilsterman

    Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl, M.D.

    The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

    Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to Present by Harriet A. Washington

    Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens

    From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, Lindsey Malcom-Piquex

    Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

    Sounding the Alarm: Six Strategies for Medical Students to Champion Anti-Racism Advocacy by Deborah Fadoju, Rosevine A. Azap, J Nwando Olayiwola

    The Health Disparities Podcast by Movement is Life

    The Health Equity Podcast Channel

    Maintenance Phase with Aubrey Gordan and Michael Hobbs