The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion is the chief diversity office at Michigan Technological University charged with directing specific programs and initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging and coordinating these activities across the institution. We seek to leverage DEIS throughout MTU to facilitate the inclusion of everyone as an integral part of our MTU community to foster intellectual, personal, and professional growth.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, located in the Hamar House, fosters student success by providing engaging programs that create safe spaces for students of multiple social and cultural identities.
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sense of Belonging (DEIS) Positive Action Team is composed of Michigan Tech staff, faculty, and administrators charged with implementing a range of fast-start DEIS initiatives. Team members are strategically positioned to bring about positive change across the University and to set the groundwork for progress in the future.
The Diversity Council serves as an information exchange among colleges, major administrative units, and the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion to coordinate policies and address issues that impact goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging at Michigan Technological University.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Sense of Belonging Advisory Board is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to help Michigan Tech create lasting improvements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a sense of belonging. Members serve as advisors to groups throughout the University to help drive strategies and policies that will positively impact the Michigan Tech community.
ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is dedicated to promoting faculty retention, career success, and STEM equity with an emphasis on advancing underrepresented individuals with intersectionalities. ADVANCE is funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with targeted programming for academic leadership, tenured faculty, and underrepresented minorities.