Wildcat Statue in front of Jamrich Hall

President's Committee on Diversity

The Committee

The 25-person Committee on Diversity represents students, faculty and staff of Northern Michigan University. The committee in its current format was created in the Fall of 2012. Previously it was known as the Ethnic Culture Diversity Committee (ECDC). The revised committee now includes a wider representation across the university and into the local community, alumni base and supporters of NMU. A goal of the committee is to heighten the awareness of diversity and increase inclusion opportunities throughout NMU and the Upper Peninsula.

The Charge

  1. To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
  2. To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues. 
  3. To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
  4. To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.  
  5. To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities. 
  6. To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.
Students on campus outside Jamrich hall

Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Contact Information

The President's Diversity Committee is happy to listen to your thoughts, comments and concerns. If you have any ideas on how to further advance diversity and understanding on campus and in the community, contact us via one of the methods below:

Campus Location: 501 Cohodas Hall

Mailing Address:

Chair of President's Diversity Committee
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855