Students of Color

Michigan Public Health values the diversity of its students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. 

Resources at the School of Public Health

If you are seeking assistance, support, or have questions, please contact Dr. Whitney Peoples at To explore student groups at the School of Public Health, visit our Student Organizations page

Campus Resources

MESA and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center serve as resources of support for diverse student populations by implementing programs that foster intercultural leadership and strengthen community development, seeking to create a campus that is inclusive to all students.

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives supports the university’s ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community, and works to develop initiatives that enrich the academic, social, cultural, and personal development of students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the gateway to the people and programs that support and advance diversity at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Expect Respect is an educational initiative aimed at supporting a campus climate in which all persons are treated with civility. Community members work together to strengthen the framework of support services for those who have experienced hate crimes or bias incidents.

IGR is a social justice education program that works to promote understanding of intergroup relations inside and outside of the classroom. Multidisciplinary courses offered by IGR are distinguished by their experiential focus, teaching philosophy, and incorporation of dialogical models of communication.

The Office of Institutional Equity provides programming and services for faculty, staff, students, and management to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and cultural understanding and competency. The office provides training and consultation on achieving and supporting diversity in the workplace, on Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and on preventing and resolving discrimination and discriminatory harassment.