Why Should I Care?

Expect Respect LogoThe University of Michigan is committed to the success of all our students, staff and faculty. By working to create an environment that values and celebrates our diverse community and fosters respect for every individual, you can help ensure that all persons can perform up to their full potential.

  • Acts of intolerance hurt both the person they are directed at and on the University community as a whole.
  • Being aware and sensitive to campus climate concerns is essential to creating and sustaining the best possible environment for learning, scholarship, creative activity, and working together.
  • The "Expect Respect" initiative was created for use by all members of the community. We encourage you to share these materials with fellow students and colleagues.

Together, we can create and maintain a respectful and inclusive environment that provides the support and opportunity necessary for each member of our community to prosper and achieve. These accomplishments can only be fully realized in a space where we value and celebrate everything that makes us a community. We are asking each one of you to make intentional choices, step out of your comfort zones, and challenge yourselves to broaden your horizons.

If you would like to learn more, visit the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page and read Student Life’s DEI Strategic Plan.