NMU DEI Services

The following NMU offices, departments, and centers specifically support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members of traditionally underserved populations.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This is the coordinating unit for all diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Northern Michigan University.

3001 C.B. Hedgcock




Center for Native American Studies

The Center for Native American Studies was established at NMU in 1971.  It has oversight of the University’s six academic programs in the field of Native American Studies.  It also provides a plethora of programming, services, and support for Native American students attending NMU.

112 Whitman Hall




Disability Services

The Disability Services Office provides assistance for students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to receive accommodations.

2101 C.B. Hedgcock




First-Generation Services

First-Generation Services in NMU’s Dean of Students Office supports students whose parents or legal guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree. On average, about 35% of NMU students are first-generation college students.

2001 C.B. Hedgcock




International Programs

The International Programs Office is dedicated to engaging the NMU community in a wide range of international experiences.  It assists international students who choose to study at Northern and helps facilitate domestic students who wish to explore the world outside of the United States.

203 Cohodas Hall




McNair Scholars

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to increase graduation rates and post-baccalaureate success among first-generation students with financial needs and students who come from a minority population that is underrepresented in graduate education.

402 Cohodas Hall




Student Equity and Engagement Center

The Student Equity and Engagement Center (SEEC) is a cultural, educational, and social entity that actively cultivates a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant Northern through programming, services, and support.

3001 C.B. Hedgcock




Student Support Services

The mission of Student Support Services at Northern is to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities.

2101 C.B. Hedgcock




Veteran Services

Northern has dedicated trained staff to assist veterans in processing their veteran’s administration educational benefits, including a trained Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency coordinator for student veteran services.

2101 C.B. Hedgcock