Office of Diversity Education

​​"Building an Inclusive and Respectful Community"

                                photos compliments of Robert Barclay and/or Peggy Brisbane


The Office of Diversity Education supports the mission of Central Michigan University to provide transformative educational opportunities that enhance competencies for all who teach, learn, and work at Central Michigan University.



  • Enrich CMU community members' experience through intercultural education.
  • Facilitate campus-wide interaction and build collaborative partnerships to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop and implement educational opportunities that cultivate and sustain a supportive and inclusive campus community.


  • Cultural competence workshop series for faculty
  • Cultural competence workshop series for staff
  • Customized small group dialogues and workshops on diversity and inclusion, large group presentations featuring themes around diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Diversity & inclusion orientation for new faculty & staff
  • Exhibits representing a variety of historical and cultural collections
  • Consultation services on intercultural communication, managing cultural differences, and conflict resolution
  • Soup and substance series  featuring themes around Hispanic Heritage Month, Native-American Heritage Month, LGBTQ, Black History Month, and Asian Heritage Month.
  • Symposium: "Connecting with All Learners"
  • Conversation on Campus  Brown Bag Series 
  • Community Outreach

On Friday, December 4, 2015 four CMU students joined President Ross for a town hall discussion on inclusion, diversity and the CMU community. The event, the first in a series of conversations, was attended by students, faculty, staff and community members. A full recording of the town hall may be viewed at

​The Office of Diversity Education and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity are open to the public weekdays from 8a.m. to 5p.m.