CMU's Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


All research studies show that inclusive diversity is a significant engine of excellence for groups, industry, and higher education.  When individuals engage fully in common tasks, bringing varied perspectives and experiences, everyone learns more and the outcomes are more creative, innovative, and robust.  At Central Michigan University, we don’t just hope that this will happen, we take intentional steps to ensure that we all achieve these new levels of insight and excellence with cultivated skills that make inclusive diversity a reality.


CMU is committed to transforming as an institution to respond to incidents and support enlightened change around ever-evolving perspectives on inclusion.


Every year, colleges and units across the university commit to several diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives each with clear goals and objectives.  The 2019-2020 intiatives are listed here:Summary of Proposed Initiatives 7 9 19 for web.pdf.


CMU's Ongoing Efforts for Institutional Transformation