In 2007, during U-M President Mary Sue Coleman’s tenure (August 1, 2002-July 30, 2014), the Office of the Provost released an on-campus climate report from the Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian & Gay Task Force.
In response, the School of Social Work created a TBLG task force to consider the recommendations and identify goals:
The result was the SSW Dean’s TBLG Matters Initiative. From 2007-2018, its faculty and student leadership offered successful programming and advocacy to meet these primary goals.
Currently, the School of Social Work has woven the goals of the Dean’s TBLG Matters Initiative into the Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) office. The Dean’s TBLG Initiative will continue its mission under the auspices of the Michigan Social Work DEI office. The DEI office offers educational programming, as well as a nurturing and affirming environment for our LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106