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The Office of 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 Michigan Tech to facilitate the inclusion of everyone as an integral part of our university community to foster intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

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.

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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.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, located in the Hamar House, is dedicated to enhancing the academic and co-curricular experience of all Michigan Tech students, with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented and underserved (Native American/Indigenous, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a/e/x, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQIA+, women, disabled, first generation, low-income, and other intercultural and multicultural identities). The Center is composed of passionate staff and amazing student leaders who engage, educate, empower, and amplify the voices, opportunities, and development of students. Their ultimate goal is to help students create a home away from home where they can thrive and find a sense of belonging.

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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.