Graham Sustainability Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging, empowering, and supporting faculty, staff, and students to foster sustainability solutions includes ensuring that each member of our community thrives. We believe that diversity is key to individual empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership.
— Statement developed by the Graham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Team
DEI Plans and Reports
- Graham Institute Year Two Plan (PDF)
- Graham Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (PDF)
- Graham Insitute DEI Summary Plan 2017 (PDF)
Articles & Reports
- Graham Sustainability Institute uses fellowship application to stress DEI focus
- Over 30 attend interactive discussion on Eco Equity
- 2017 Mid-Year Progress Update
System-wide Change & Applications
Through the implementation of this strategic plan, the Graham Institute will increase and focus our efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), through sustainability education and scholarship, daily interactions with faculty, students, and staff, communications and marketing, opportunities for employment at the Graham Institute and funding opportunities for students and faculty.
Across Graham Institute programs, diverse stakeholder perspectives are embedded in the process of engaging with and across many cultural, disciplinary, and sectoral boundaries. The Institute supports engagement with a variety of organizations, including but not limited to the U-M campus community (students, faculty, staff), and external groups (alumni, partners, and stakeholders) engaged with sustainability efforts.
I have learned so much about how to lead with confidence in a group of diverse and impressive individuals.
— U-M undergraduate student scholar
For questions, comments, or to get involved send an email to the Graham Diversity Planning Team: GrahamDPG@umich.edu