DEI for current students


It is everyone's responsibility to create and maintain an inclusive environment. Leadership opportunities are distributed throughout the school.

Students are an important part of Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity leadership. We have two DEI graduate students staff assistants (GSSAs), and the Student Advisory Board works actively with the Chief Inclusion Officer. 

UMSN Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board meets monthly over lunch to talk about any and all aspects of the student experience at UMSN and in the larger campus community. The Board serves as a voice and source of support for UMSN students - especially students for whom topics related to diversity, identity, access and inclusion are particularly salient - personally, academically and/or professionally.

The Board advises UMSN's chief inclusion officer, Dr. Rushika Patel and works closely as well with UMSN's faculty and staff advisory board to steer the school's implementation of programs and resources designed to support and enrich student experiences.

The Student Advisory Board also discusses critical issues and events beyond UMSN, including the social, political and economic directions and policies of our times that impact the communities we come from, care about, and are committed to serving as nurses, advocates, activists, educators, and expert communicators.

To join

All are welcome. Email Coreen Abston and in a few sentences explain why you are interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Board, what you think you would bring to the group, and what you hope to gain from the experience.

UMSN Gateways 21st Century Fellowship Program

UMSN Gateways 21st Century Fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to explore critical issues and their relationship with the intersection of ability, citizenship, class, cultural geography, gender, race and/or sexual identity.

Engaged Michigan

Find opportunities to connect between the classroom and the community.


Campus-wide initiative on diversity, equity & inclusion 

Center for the Education of Women (CEW)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Expect Respect 

International Center

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)

Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC)

Services for Students with Disabilities

Spectrum Center

Trotter Multicultural Center

Wolverine Wellness

UMSN Chat line: 1(844) SON-TALK: If you experience or witness something that threatens our values of respect and tolerance, we ask you to let us know about it.