Diversity, equity and inclusion

Inclusive UMSN

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 UMSN is a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Program and eventsPrograms and events

Find out how to get involved.





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. 

UMSN 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 UMSN 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.