President's Committee on Diversity

The 25-person Committee on Diversity represents students, faculty and staff of Northern Michigan University. The committee in its current format was created in the Fall of 2012. Previously it was known as the Ethnic Culture Diversity Committee (ECDC). The revised committee now includes a wider representation across the university and into the local community, alumni base and supporters of NMU. A goal of the committee is to heighten the awareness of diversity and increase inclusion opportunities throughout NMU and the Upper Peninsula.


The President's Committee on Diversity at Northern Michigan University is currently looking to fill several vacancies (faculty, student, community).  Be a part of the conversation as our community begins to implement strategies for broader inclusion and seeks to embrace and support diversity. 




Diversity Statement

Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Learn more about the goals of the committee



The 2017 Diversity Common Reader book is book selection is Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine.The 11th annual UNITED Conference will be held Sept. 26-29. UNITED is NMU