The members of the University of Michigan Department of Psychology are 
			committed to creating and maintaining an environment of inclusivity that is welcoming to and supporting ofindividuals from 
			all social identity groups.  We believe that diversity is integral towards our goal of creating a supportive environment for excellence.

Recognition of our efforts toward creating and maintaining an inclusive environment include:

  • Suinn Achievement Awards. The Department of Psychology's Program in Social Psychology (2003) and the Program in Clinical Psychology (2005) each received the Suinn Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). The award is given to university psychology departments that have demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students.

  • Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award. The Department of Psychology was awarded the first annual Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award, which recognizes "an outstanding institutional initiative in demonstrating notable progress by an academic unit in achieving ethnic/racial and gender diversity in the professor, clinical professor, research professor, and research scientist faculty ladders/tracks.

  • Diversity Recruitment Weekend - November 6-8, 2014. This event consists of a series of workshops, panel discussions, and individual meetings specifically designed to prepare students for the graduate admissions process in psychology as well as introduce students to the graduate psychology programs at the University of Michigan. Learn more.

Departmental Diversity Committee Members

  • Denise Sekaquaptewa, Chair
  • Sari van Anders (Fall 2014)
  • Ed Chang
  • Jacqui Mattis (Fall 2014)
  • Debbie Rivas Drake (Winter 2015)
  • Ioulia Kovelman (Winter 2015)
Graduate Students:
  • Yasmine Cole-Lewis
  • Amy Westmoreland
  • Lauren Tighe
  • Onawa Labelle
  • Jaime Munoz Velazquez | Department of Psychology

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