The University of Michigan has incorporated a new platform for community engagement as part of a significantly updated online portal for diversity, equity and inclusion.

The redesigned website — — supports diversity-related interests and efforts and highlights the Nov. 4-13 Diversity Summit on the Ann Arbor campus.

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The first comprehensive overhaul of U-M’s diversity, equity and inclusion-related Web presence since its 2007 launch, the new website is designed by Michigan Creative for accessibility and interactivity. 

The redesigned website introduces a new idea-creation platform, called Be Heard, designed for engaging any university affiliate in the campuswide strategic planning dialogue.

“This tool will allow us for the first time to have online, communitywide discussions, share ideas and even weigh in on the ideas we as a community feel are the best,” President Mark Schlissel said during his recent Leadership Breakfast.

Robert M. Sellers, vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs, said he was confident the new website will meet the information needs of the university community on this important topic.

“The new website will serve as a marketplace for ideas and information regarding diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan,” Sellers said.

“It will also play an important role in the diversity, equity and inclusion strategic planning process by providing a mechanism by which every member of the University of Michigan community can contribute their visions and recommendations to the formation of the various diversity plans.”