Graham Sustainability Institute

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership.

— Statement developed by the Graham Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Team

    Image composite with variety of students and stakeholders

    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

    Understanding Racism & Anti-Racism Work

    Articles About Racism & the Environmental Movement

    The resources above (understanding racism and anti-racism work) is based on information collected by the Ford School of Public Policy.


    For questions, comments, or to get involved send an email to the Graham Diversity Planning Team:

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

    DEI Plans and Reports