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University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Formed of designated representatives from each academic college 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, department, 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.

Current DEI Council Members:

Miracle BerryUndergraduate Student
Kate CaszattProvost Office
Jewel CottonMulticultural Academic Student Services
Ahsha DavisGraduate Student
Zachary EvansP&A Council
Megan GoodwinCollege of Education and Human Services
Michael GuyRecruitment/Retention
Munif HakimUndergraduate Student
Sarah KutcherUniversity Communications
Lori HellaFinance and Administrative Services
Kathy IrwinUniversity Libraries
Nikita MurryPresident's Division
TBDAlumni Relations
Dave PattonCollege of Science and Engineering
Richard RothausCLASS
Jonathan RussellCollege of the Arts and Media
Rebecca SchaeferGlobal Campus
Stan ShinglesEx Officio
James Span, Jr.Multicultural Academic Student Services
Bradley SwansonGraduate Studies
Crina TarasiCollege of Business Administration
Tina ThompsonCMED
Greg ZimmermanHealth Professions