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 DEI Committee and may be submitted anonymously if you prefer. Judy Lawson or another member of the committee will follow up if you share contact information. Alternatively, you may send an email directly to Judy Lawson (, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to request a meeting. Judy Lawson can also be reached at 734-763-6035.

Students, staff, and faculty may also choose to contact another school representative, whether that be a supervisor, a student affairs staff member (such as Laura Elgas, director of admissions and student affairs, or your program's academic advisor), the Dean or Associate Deans, to share feedback, ideas, or concerns and identify next steps for follow up. 

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. Reporting incidents to the university is important - but you can also contact Judy Lawson ( to discuss the incident and ways UMSI can be supportive and responsive.