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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.

Across the Graham Sustainability Institute’s programs, diverse stakeholder perspectives are embedded in the process of engaging with and across many cultural, disciplinary, and sectoral boundaries.

Graham 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.

In 2017, Graham implemented a five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The aim of this plan was to help Graham put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of the following efforts:

  • Sustainability education and scholarship
  • Daily interactions with faculty, students, and staff
  • Communications and marketing
  • Opportunities for employment at the Graham Institute
  • Funding opportunities for students and faculty.


Banner photo by Jordan Noble, courtesy of U-M Flint