Welcome to the Diversity Learning Community
The "Diversity Learning Community" is where U-M staff, faculty and students can come together to learn from one another about diversity.
Diversity Enriches Us - The many backgrounds, interests, and traditions of the people in our community create opportunities for us to discover new ways of thinking and being.
The Diversity Passport invites you to join in on a journey to experience firsthand how the variety in our community enriches our lives every day-at work and at home. We often draw inspiration when we listen to each other's experiences. Sharing our stories gives us important insights into life lessons and fosters appreciation, respect and true collaboration.
The Diversity Passport can guide you to new places, conversations, events, movies, books, restaurants, and more. Then, each month, take time to reflect and allow the new information to enrich your own experience and to become part of your own story.
Let the journey begin!
The Diversity Passport is hosted by the Business and Finance Diversity Committee (BFDC) in collaboration with its partners and the U-M Diversity Coordinating Council and in thanks to a grant awarded by U-M Diversity Council. The passport program runs from October 2009 through June 2010.
Registering connects you into the Diversity Learning Community and enables you to receive valuable updates, announcements, communications, and resources.
Participate in at least one activity or event each month! Information and suggestions have been provided, but feel free to invent your own way of participating.
Take some time to journal in the space provided. Please note that your passport is yours to keep and will not be collected at any time.
Upon completing at least one event or activity per month, validate by telling someone about what you did, what you learned and something you will do based upon what you learned. Have the person sign your passport in the "Validation Area."
Evaluate your experience when the passport program ends in June 2010. Watch for details!
Diversity Passport Notes to Travelers
Participation in the Diversity Passport Program is completely voluntary. For support to participate on work time, please consult your supervisor. Listed activities and events are merely suggestions for ways to participate in diversity-based learning each month. Feel free to invent your own activities. Any individual passport and contents (including written reflections) will remain the private property of the owner.
Updates and changes to the Diversity Passport program will be posted on this website.
We hope you find the Diversity Passport to be a great way for you to learn about this wonderful world. Have fun exploring!