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University of Minnesota Diversity and Multicultural Resources


Access Abroad

Access Abroad is a collaborative effort at the University of Minnesota between the Learning Abroad Center and Disability Services to provide information on accessibility at Learning Abroad Center overseas sites. Staff assist students in identifying and obtaining reasonable accommodations and help plan for a successful international experience.

Collaborative Website for the Support and Promotion of Diversity

Hosted by CLA Student Services and the Diversity Advocacy Team, the Collaborative website contains articles about educating multicultural students and downloadable electronic copies of diversity-related course and event flyers. The site also offers links to diversity-related campus resources, relevant University of Minnesota policies, and many other resources.

Disability Services

Disability Services is a catalyst for ensuring equal learning and working opportunities for students, faculty, staff and guests with disabilities by increasing the capacity of the University of Minnesota to eliminate physical, programmatic, policy, informational and attitudinal barriers.

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The University of Minnesota Extension Service is the outreach arm of the University with the mission of making all of its educational programs accessible to all citizens of the state. If Extension is to fulfill its mission, then all of our educational programs must be made accessible in all communities across the state and to all citizens in each community.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for all University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality.

GLBT Students Abroad

GLBT students can find resources and support for selecting a learning abroad experience that fits within academic, career, and personal plans.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence's mission is to develop and foster inclusive, coherent learning for multicultural undergraduates at the University of Minnesota through educational support programs, community engagement, cultural activities, and campus-wide collaborations.

Multicultural Students Study Abroad

The University of Minnesota has made a concerted and intentional effort to increase student of color participation in study abroad and want all students to have access to the benefits of an internationalized degree.

Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other MSROP students.

Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE)

The mission of the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education is to coordinate and lead the University's initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention and graduation of a diverse graduate and professional student body. In addition, the ODGE works closely with other University of Minnesota offices that are concerned with diversity and multiculturalism.

Community of Scholars Program

The Community of Scholars Program (COSP) works towards creating an institutional environment that supports the academic and professional success of graduate students who have historically been under-represented in academia.

Office for Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) is responsible for the University of Minnesota’s systemwide equity and diversity initiatives and programs, and for infusing the core values of equity and diversity into all aspects of teaching, learning, research, service, and outreach at the University.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is committed to eliminating individual and systemic barriers that inhibit individuals and groups from attaining equal to University of Minnesota employment, education, programs, and services.

SMART Learning Commons

SMART Learning Commons offers free academic support in a variety of subjects in three locations including the Magrath Library on the St. Paul Campus. Peer Learning Consultants, Peer Assisted Learning programs, and group study spaces are just a few of the many resources offered to students.

Religious Holidays Calendar

This site houses an up-to-date list of major Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Christian, U.S. public holidays, and a variety of other dates.

The Transgender Commission

The Transgender Commission is a coalition of people from across the University and greater community working to create change and equality for people of all gender identities and expressions.

Women's Center

A unit of the Office for Equity and Diversity, the Women’s Center primarily supports University students, staff, faculty, but also alumni and community members. Toward that end, the Women’s Center connects individuals and organizations with resources, offers leadership development and educational programs, and advocates for systemic policy, structure and climate change.

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