Messages to the Community

  1. William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

    May 1, 2016

    A Message from President Mark Schlissel: I want to reach out regarding questions that have arisen recently about the new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center and be clear on an important point: While its location will be different, the name, legacy and mission of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center will remain unchanged. The Trotter …

  2. A message from Presidents Mark S. Schlissel and Cooper Charlton

    April 8, 2016

    Dear Students: The end of our academic year is a tense time for many students in the University of Michigan family. Final exams, papers, projects and reports can be very stressful, and we wanted to reach out to all of you to share information about the resources that are available to help. Adding to the …

  3. Email on Flint Water Crisis

    January 25, 2016

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: Yesterday, Chancellor Sue Borrego sent a letter to the UM-Flint community detailing the extensive measures she and her team have taken to ensure the safety of all drinking water on campus and to outline her plans for supporting the campus and Flint communities in the months …

  4. Winter 2016 welcome email to students

    January 8, 2016

    Dear Students, Welcome back to the new semester at the University of Michigan. I hope you had a wonderful winter break. I want to take this opportunity to update you on our work to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at our university and invite you to engage further in these important issues. This semester, we …

  5. Email on the Appointment of Jack Hu as Vice President for Research

    December 17, 2015

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Hu as vice president for research, following this afternoon’s approval by the Board of Regents. Professor Hu has been serving as interim vice president for research since January 2014. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2018. Vice President Hu will …

  6. Email to Students on Diversity Summit and Racial Injustice in Higher Education

    November 13, 2015

    Dear Students: I want to express my appreciation to those of you who participated in and shared your experiences during our Diversity Summit this past week, an important part of the process we began several months ago to develop Michigan’s first campus level strategic plan to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.   I also want to …

  7. 2015 Welcome Back Message and Video

    September 9, 2015

    To All Members of the Campus Community, It is a pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year at the University of Michigan. I very much enjoyed getting to know many of you and exploring the campus and Ann Arbor during my first year as President. I have seen your inventions, innovations, research and …

  8. Email to Students on Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct

    June 24, 2015

    Dear Students: I would like to share with you the results of the University of Michigan’s campus climate survey on sexual misconduct. Earlier this year, 3,000 of you were part of a representative sample invited to participate. As I said in an email to you in January, U-M is making findings from the survey public …

  9. Email to Faculty and Staff on Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct

    Dear Colleagues: I would like to share with you the results of the University of Michigan’s campus climate survey on sexual misconduct experienced by our students. This is an important part of our work to address sexual misconduct and help survivors. Earlier this year, 3,000 students were selected as a representative sample and invited to …

  10. Email to Faculty and Staff on Enhancing Research Safety at U-M

    April 20, 2015

    The University of Michigan has a long history of conducting high quality research that helps educate our students and benefits the world. We are proud to continue U-M’s strong commitment to those ideals and are equally committed to the health and welfare of our faculty, staff, students and community. As one of the world’s leading …