Formed of designated representatives from each decanal and vice presidential unit, SGA and P&A assemblies, to gain consistency and participation across the institution, help promote and select grant and prize recipients, help design and implement local unit initiatives and reporting, disseminate and act on diversity data, build participation in DEI activities, keep units informed and share unit issues and needs.
Mission Statement: To pursue policies and strategies that achieve equity and inclusion across social differences in power in order to have Central Michigan University realize the creative synergies and intellectual insights and excellence that come from fully engaging the power of differences.
President Davies welcome remarks for the 6th Annual Campus Diversity Symposium speak frankly about the stated intention of making CMU an "anti-racist campus." Listen to them above and click here to share your experiences with diversity at CMU (anonymously if you choose) on the form available below his recorded message.
Designated representatives from each college, decanal, vice presidential unit, SGA and P&A assembly form the University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. Tasked to gain consistency and participation across the institution, each department is responsible for at least three initiatives they will pursue in the academic year which illustrate their commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The following are this academic year's initiatives achieved at CMU.
AY2021 Campus DEI Initiatives
Current DEI Council Members:
Miracle Berry Undergraduate Student
Kate Caszatt Provost Office
Jewel Cotton Athletics
Ahsha Davis Graduate Student
Zachary Evans P&A Council
Megan Goodwin Education
Michael Guy Recruitment/Retention
Munif Hakim Undergraduate Student
Ariadne Harris Communications
Lori Hella FAS
Kathy Irwin University Libraries
Nikita Murry President's Division
Kathleen Neu Alumni Relations
Dave Patton CSE
Richard Rothaus CLASS
Jonathan Russell CAM
Rebecca Schaefer Global Campus
Stan Shingles Ex Officio
James Span, Jr. MASS
Bradley Swanson Graduate Studies
Crina Tarasi Business
Tina Thompson CMED
Greg Zimmerman Health Professions