The University of Michigan Student Life values inclusivity and excellence and utilizes a framework of Inclusive Excellence to set the foundation for creating a welcoming and equitable community that excels at supporting the learning of all students.
We recognize and respect social identities that are different from our own and those of the groups to which we belong. We develop and promote awareness of, and educate ourselves and the community, about human identities such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and disabilities. We actively participate in the creation and sustenance of safe communities that affirm and value all members.
We do quality work, provide outstanding service, and achieve excellent results that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of those we serve by using healthy, developmental, and dynamic approaches. We believe a healthy approach is supportive, balanced, and flexible; a developmental approach is inclusive of lifelong learning, risk-taking, balances challenge and support, and professional judgment and leadership; and a dynamic approach is energetic, creative, passionate, respectful of differences and enjoyable.