UMSI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion feedback and reporting

At UMSI, we are committed to creating and sustaining a community that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Your insight is invaluable as it helps us understand what is happening within our community and continuously improve. While we hope that your experiences within UMSI reflect our commitment to DE&I, at times we know they may not.

Feel free to share any input to encourage the ongoing development of our DE&I strategic plan and to improve its implementation. This includes general feedback and experiences reflecting positive contributions to an inclusive environment, as well as experiences that reflect needs for improvement.

UMSI students, faculty and staff may submit their feedback using this form, which is sent to the UMSI Diversity Committee. Alternatively, you may send an email directly to Judy Lawson (, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is also available for a confidential conversation. Additional contacts for discussing ideas and concerns are below.

Students, staff, and faculty may also choose to contact another school representative, whether that be their supervisor, a student affairs staff member, the Dean or Associate Deans, to share feedback, ideas, or concerns and identify next steps for follow up. Judy Lawson  will review and respond to all submissions, and can be reached for urgent matters at 734-763-6035 to discuss the incident and ways UMSI can be supportive and responsive.

If you are a witness to or experience conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, harasses, or harms you or any person in our community based on an identity (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, work status, or religion), please report it to the university. For information on reporting options, visit the University’s Expect Respect web site. You can also contact Judy Lawson for a confidential consultation to discuss ways that UMSI can address your concern.