Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


UMRA is committed to an environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, and is welcoming to and supportive of all members of the U-M retiree community.

Being diverse, equitable, and inclusive are fundamental to making UMRA membership a great experience for U-M retirees.

UMRA strives to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to participate, grow and thrive. We do this by encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our operations – from membership, to program and event planning, to decision-making, to leadership, and to our work with shared communities of interest.

Diversity is expressed in myriad forms, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, political perspective, etc. For UMRA, true diversity can only be achieved through equity and inclusion:

Equity – We commit to ensuring equal opportunity to join, plan, and lead within our organization, and to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination.

Inclusion – We commit to fostering a sense of belonging among members, and to promoting the ability to participate and contribute.

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