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Campus Climate Diversity Initiatives

University of Michigan-Flint

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $93,360
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2006
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The University of Michigan-Flint’s (UM-Flint) Campus Climate Diversity Initiative was developed to address the disconnect between the population demographics of Flint and the student enrollment at UM-Flint. Although the current population of Flint is largely minority, the university has a very small proportion of students of color. There is a critical need to better understand the cultural climate of UM-Flint and how that climate increases or limits the diversity of the student body.Multiyear funding will enable UM-Flint to conduct a comprehensive assessment of its cultural climate as perceived by its student body, faculty, staff and members of the Flint community. Specific activities will include reviewing all previous assessments, campus and community projects related to diversity, and university policies; designing the assessment; analyzing collected data and preparing a report of findings and recommendations; and conducting dialogue sessions with stakeholders to inform them of results and request feedback.UM-Flint, located in downtown Flint on a 75-acre riverfront campus, offers 81 undergraduate programs and eight master degree programs.