Diversity is the differences each of us brings through our backgrounds—including race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, socioeconomic class, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

Equity and inclusion helps overcome obstacles to access active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in our communities (e.g., intellectual, social, cultural), increasing awareness and knowledge of the complex ways people interact.

The desire to seek knowledge and understanding unites us. Respectful exchanges of our perspectives, experiences, and ideas broaden learning, interactions, and worldviews.

Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe’onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga’iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka’aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).  


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Community: working together we are stronger.

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.

Working together we are stronger.

Together, we create and sustain an inclusive and respectful atmosphere, working toward a sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

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