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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sense of Belonging (DEIS) Resources

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Michigan Tech is committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across campus. This site is a living, evolving compilation of resources - including articles, websites, videos, podcasts, and more - on a range of DEI topics for you to explore.

If you have a resource or category suggestion, please use the Suggest a Resource form to share.

Michigan Technological University's Diversity Statement 


Michigan Technological University is committed to a diverse and inclusive community of and for scholars that is conducive to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This commitment is based upon the mutual and respectful exchange of our perspectives, personal experiences, and ideas that enhance the quality of our learning, interactions and world view.

Diversity encompasses the differences that we each bring with us through our individual backgrounds, which include race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, socioeconomic class, marital status, disability and veteran status.

Equity and inclusion encompass overcoming obstacles to access along with the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in our various communities (intellectual, social, and cultural) to increase one’s awareness, knowledge, and emphatic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact. The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion must work together to facilitate full engagement in University life.

Michigan Technological University strives to build upon this keystone of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundational piece of our university. We challenge the members of our community to engage differences as strengths in order to continuously improve campus culture and to develop an exceptional and diverse community that ensures equality of access, opportunity, participation and representation for all.

Land Acknowledgement


Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe'onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga'iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka'aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).