Intergroup Relations

​​​From The Division of Student Life:

Dear Students,​

We are seeking 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate/professional students who are passionate about issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to serve on our inaugural DEI Student Advisory Boards (DEISAB​s).  These advisory boards will allow institutional leaders to regularly enlist broad and diverse student perspectives on the University’s DEI Strategic Plan implementation and assessment.  Applications are now being accepted.​

The Boards will be convened by Vice President for Student Life, Royster Harper, and Dean of Students, Laura Blake Jones, and will provide student voice and feedback for all parts of the institution as we implement and assess our DEI Strategic Plan.  

​Click on the link below to find more information about these boards as well as an application.  You will see that our application and selection plan is based on selecting students that represent every school and college, a broad diversity of social identities, and multiple campus involvements.  We are soliciting applications now through  Oct 21 and will make selections by October 31. Please note in the attached information that there will be a mandatory orientation retreat on November 6 with monthly Monday night meetings following on 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6,  and 4/10.  

Please consider applying and/or forwarding to any students that you would recommend apply. For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office at 734.764.7420 or send an email to

​​Application link:​ ​