Diversity, equity and inclusion

Inclusive U-M School of Nursing

The University of Michigan School of Nursing is a welcoming and diverse community. We believe that everyone's education is enriched when varying viewpoints and backgrounds are engaged. 

We are a community that is built from diversity. We believe that diversity, the presence of difference, must be joined with equity, the parity of difference, and inclusion, an open welcome to difference. We are not excellent if we do not reflect diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our community. 

Learn about our Chief Inclusion Officer and advisory groups, leading our path forward. Review these pages to learn about how the U-M School of Nursing is a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Campus Climate Support

Creating and maintaining a respectful and welcoming environment for all to live, learn, work and thrive is a priority at the University of Michigan. To that end, a group of professional staff members provide Campus Climate Support and focus on addressing concerns that may create harm to members of the University community based on their identity. We encourage you to use these resources to report concerns and to encourage others to report if they have been the target of or witness to a campus climate concern. 

There are several ways you can report a campus climate concern. The staff members at these offices are trained to be sensitive to student, faculty, staff and community concerns.

Report a campus climate concern

Also, if you have a concern about diversity, equity or inclusion that impacts the U-M School of Nursing community, you can contact the Chief Inclusion Officer directly at rushika@med.umich.edu. If you’d like to report to the U-M School of Nursing but would rather remain anonymous, you can call 1-844-SON-TALK and leave a message. You can also write a note and leave it in the DEI suggestion boxes located close to the entrances of the 400 and 426 North Ingalls buildings.

Programs and eventsProgram and events

Find out how to get involved. View a list of DEI events




DEI Funding Opportunities

Nursing DEI Activities Seed Funding

DEI activities funds of up to $300 are available to faculty, students and staff for further supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in courses and co-curricular activities. See link above for details and application procedure. 

U-M School of Nursing Gateways 21st Century Fellowship Program

The 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.

Health equity education and researchHealth equity education and research

Learn about how the U-M School of Nursing addresses pressing contemporary challenges.





Community outreachCommunity outreach

See how we partner with local groups to make a difference.






Read through the unique profiles of those who make up our community.







 Diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan 

Get the details on our five year plan.