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POLICIES REGARDING EQUITY OF TREATMENT, NON-DISCRIMINATION & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The Universitys Nondiscrimination Policy Statement is included in all official publications:
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Universitys Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, 4005 Wolverine Tower, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281, (734) 763-0235, TDD (734) 747-1388, FAX (734) 763-2891.
The University is fully committed to these ideals. In 1987, the University announced its goal to be a leader known for the racial and ethnic diversity of its faculty, students, and staff, and a leader in creating a multicultural community capable of serving as a model for higher education and for society at large. Seven years later a companion initiative was launched with the goal of making women students, faculty, and staff full and equal partners in the University. Examples of institutional commitment include the establishment of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (http://www.umich.edu/~irwg/), the creation of the Task Force on Violence Against Women. (http://www.umich.edu/pres/VAWTF/index.html), and Rackhams Dialogues on Diversity (http://www.rackham.umich.edu/StudentInfo/Diversity/), as well as the Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict and Community, discussed below.
Progress toward achieving its goals these addressed in periodic reports by the Presidents Office. In the summer of 1997, the University of Michigan published Climate and Character, Perspectives on Diversity, which assessed the progress on its two nationally recognized diversity initiatives.