1. U-M/MSU Game week statement

    October 5, 2017

    Our shared and storied football legacy resumes Saturday evening when the University of Michigan hosts Michigan State University for the 110th contest since our first meeting in 1898. Though longtime rivals on the field, our two great universities remain strongly united in our dedication to the health and safety of our students, alumni, and communities, Read more


  2. 2017 Leadership Breakfast

    October 3, 2017

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning colleagues, students and friends. It’s a pleasure to welcome all of you to this year’s leadership breakfast. I also want to welcome everyone watching on the live stream this morning. The music playing as you were taking your seats is the first of many examples of our academic excellence Read more


  3. Statement on Protests from President Mark Schlissel

    September 25, 2017

    I share with many the belief that our institution and our nation do not always live up to our highest ideals, including the equal rights we hold dear. To me, the American Flag represents many things, including those very rights. Today, one of our students began kneeling in front of the flag on our Diag to Read more


  4. Message to the university community regarding racist incidents

    September 21, 2017

    To the University of Michigan community: We have begun the academic year with both pride and pain. We are proud to welcome students back to campus from every corner of our state, across the nation and around the world. Yet it is painful to see our Latinx community targeted during Welcome Week with a painted Read more


  5. Welcome to the Big Ten Voting Challenge

    September 17, 2017

    Dear Students: The right to vote is one of our most powerful freedoms, and participation in elections is essential for a democratic society. Voting in elections gives you a voice in the decisions that affect local, state, and national issues. I am pleased to announce that all 14 universities in Big Ten Conference are joining Read more


  6. Statement on U.S. Department of Education announcement on campus sexual misconduct and Title IX

    September 13, 2017

    Update (Sept. 22, 2017): The University of Michigan student sexual misconduct policy currently in place is consistent with the interim guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education. No immediate changes are necessary. Dear Students: A safe environment for all is our No. 1 priority, and we want to assure all U-M students that Read more


  7. A message from President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martin Philbert on the federal DACA decision

    September 5, 2017

    Dear Students: We are deeply disappointed in today’s announcement that the administration will end DACA, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. We want to assure everyone in the University of Michigan family that we are working to understand all of the implications of this change, the timelines we face, and how members of our Read more


  8. Statement on DACA from President Mark Schlissel

    September 3, 2017

    I stand with hundreds of universities across the country – and Congressional, state, business, and community leaders from both parties – to urge President Trump to continue the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program so our students can continue to dream and contribute to our nation’s intellectual and economic leadership. Yesterday, the Association of Read more


  9. Remarks at 2017 New Student Convocation

    September 1, 2017

    (As prepared for delivery) Good evening to you, the great Class of 2021. Before I begin, I want to extend the sympathies of the University of Michigan to all members of our community who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have worked with our students from the area to assist with scheduling and housing Read more


  10. Support to all who cherish peace, tolerance, equality, and unity

    August 18, 2017

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: The University of Michigan is preparing to begin another academic year while members of our community and nation are processing the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va. last week. As the aftermath of that hateful and deadly violence continues to unfold, I want to express my support Read more