Our Core Philosophies
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We seek to promote the values of diversity, equity and inclusion within our residential communities though social justice education and community engagement. We strive to recognize the diverse communities, both national and international, that our residents represent and by doing so create inclusive communities. Professional and student staff create an inclusive community by building relationships with residents and conducting educational, cultural and social programs that promote the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and restorative and social justice.
Our Residential Education team co-creates intentional plans to develop positive, inclusive communities. Our plans are supervised and regularly reviewed to ensure that our residence hall communities grow in strength and trust.
- Get to know every resident well.
- Help residents get to know each other.
- Listen to the needs of the community.
- Develop activities to support the community’s needs.
- Help residents take ownership for contributing to their community.
When you enroll, you are agreeing to U-M’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and when you sign your contract with us, you are agreeing to the Community Living At Michigan (CLAM) standards and University Housing’s policies and procedures. Because these provide the backbone of our community philosophies, and because you will be held accountable to them, we encourage you to read the CLAM.
When conflicts occur in our communities, we see them as an opportunity for learning. The restorative justice process brings those who caused harm, and those who were directly affected by the conflict, together for honest and open communication. They then work together to determine the best way to repair the harm caused by the conflict. In this way, the conflict becomes an opportunity for our community members to develop a deeper understanding of, and connection to, others in the community. And we all develop a more acute awareness of how our actions might affect others.