The mission of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Social Justice and Inclusion is to value and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. We seek to remove barriers by providing programs and activities that will enable all students to meet their full potential, and experience meaningful involvement on campus and in the community.
Please contact us at SocialJusticeInclusion@umich.edu.
We offer programming and support in the following areas:
Signature Programs and Events
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.
National Coming Out Day
October 11th is National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11, to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in "coming out of the closet".
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Safe Space Thanksgiving
Safe Space Thanksgiving - November 16th (Date Flexible) - is an event held for students who may not be able to go home for thanksgiving, or who may not be able to be their authentic selves at home.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our campus proudly hosts a week of programs and events dedicated to honoring the memory of the great American Civil Rights Leader.
Black History Month
Black History Month pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled through adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society in the past and the current struggles of the present.
Women’s History Month
Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States (and globally) and recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
Global Fest is an annual tradition at UM-Dearborn that uses food, music, entertainment and interactive activities to celebrate cultural diversity on campus.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. It is observed in April.
The Black Celebratory is an annual celebration that recognizes the great accomplishments of UM-Dearborn Black and African American graduates.
Lavender Graduation is an annual graduation ceremony conducted at universities to honor LGBTQIA+ students and acknowledge their accomplishments and contributions. We host this event to ensure that students can use the name/pronouns they want to, and be recognized as their authentic selves.
How to Reach Us
During the Fall 2021 semester we’ll be conducting university business in-person and virtually. Our contact information and location are below.
Our in-person hours are:
Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm.
We are located on the second floor of the University Center in Suite 2170.
We can always be reached by email at SocialJusticeInclusion@umich.edu