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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 (PCOD) at Northern Michigan University is currently looking to fill several vacancies (faculty, staff, student). Become part of the conversation as our community continues to implement strategies for broader inclusion and seeks to embrace and support diversity and inclusion. The time commitment: monthly meeting (currently the third Friday of the month), 1:30-3:00 p.m. (September-April).

How to apply:

  • Name, email, phone
  • A short personal statement (2-5 paragraphs)
    • State why you are interested in becoming a member
    • Indicate the membership type seeking (faculty, staff, student)
  • Submit your info:
    • Email: diversity@nmu.edu
    • Mail: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Mich. 49855
    • Fax: 906-227-2249

Applications are due by 8 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2019.

Additional information on the committee and current vacancies may be found here: https://www.nmu.edu/diversitycommittee/members .


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



The14th annual UNITED Conference, September 23-24, 2019. UNITED is NMUThe 2019 <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/diversitycommittee/reading">Diversity Common Reader</a> book selection is Redefining Realness by Janet Mock.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion501 Cohodas Halldiversity@nmu.edu906-227-2000