Diversity & Inclusion

The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for students of all backgrounds. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to give everyone equal access to learning and cultural experiences on and off campus. Read our diversity statement.

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The University of Minnesota Medical School community mourns the death of George Floyd. We are outraged by the brutal manner of his death and the role racism played in the callous disregard for his life.

Read Our Full Statement

Rapid Response Grant to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

This grant mechanism will fund small scalable projects directly impacting the health of our community by reducing the effects of structural and systemic racism, reducing health disparities, improving access to health care, or addressing gaps in healthcare in non-majority community members.

"Bias in Our Learning and Work Environment" Special Grand Rounds

Drs. Amanda Termuhlen and Taj Mustapha present a special Medical School Grand Rounds titled "Bias in our learning and work environment," that explores bias; how to identify it, address it and overcome it. Watch the video here.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Activities List

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Activities Report

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion One Pager

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roadmap

Medical Student Recruitment & Retention

MD/PhD Recruitment & Retention

Faculty, Administrative Leadership, & Staff Recruitment & Retention

Faculty Development

Centers & Institutes

Feedback

University of Minnesota Title IX Statement

As required by Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, including in admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinators or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. Please see the University of Minnesota’s Title IX Statement (eoaa.umn.edu/resources) and the University’s policy (policy.umn.edu/hr/sexharassassault) for information about: (1) how to contact the Title IX Coordinators on the University’s campuses; (2) how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking or relationship violence; and (3) the University’s procedures for responding to reports and formal complaints.

Learning from this Moment: Understanding Privilege and Advancing Racial Equity

View a recording of a special webinar--Learning from this Moment: Understanding Privilege and Advancing Racial Equity--presented by the Staff Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (SADI) Leadership Committee and featuring guest speaker Anne Phibbs, PhD, Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, as our special guest presenter.

DISABILITY RESOURCES

Medical School students can access disability centers and services at both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

MINORITY AFFAIRS & DIVERSITY

This office works to create a supportive environment for minority and underrepresented medical students.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The Medical School upholds an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect for the similarities and differences in our community.

WOMEN'S MENTORING PROGRAM, DULUTH CAMPUS

The Duluth Women’s Mentoring Program was created to advance the professional development of women faculty on the Duluth Campus. Select programs are coordinated with the UMD Swenson College of Science and Engineering Women’s Mentoring Program.

CENTER FOR WOMEN IN MEDICINE & SCIENCE (CWIMS)

CWIMS is the direct result of the University of Minnesota’s recognition of the importance for gender-equitable and diverse academic and clinical environments. It also promotes the attainment of gender equity competencies required of future physicians to be successful in our exceedingly diverse healthcare systems.

 

CENTER OF AMERICAN INDIAN & MINORITY HEALTH 

The center strives to raise the health status of the Native American population by educating Native American students in the field of healthcare and Indian health.

BGREAT DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

The Biomedical Sciences graduate programs are committed to increasing the impact and quality of its faculty and graduate students by fostering a diverse, collaborative environment that promotes respect and civility, provides equal access to opportunities, and free from harassment, bullying, intimidation, and threatening behavior that interferes with the ability to work or study.

 

DIVERSITY ACROSS CAMPUS

The University of Minnesota is strengthened by students representing different races, religions, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, geographic origins, genders, sexualities, and beliefs.

EQUITY & DIVERSITY

Explore the University's Office for Equity and Diversity website to find services, awards, scholarships, and educational opportunities.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY, DULUTH CAMPUS

Committed to inclusivity, equity, and multiculturalism, the Office of Cultural Diversity works to develop and implement programs and services that support the retention and graduation of students from all backgrounds.

CAMPUS CLIMATE

University facilitates, sustains, and advances a culture that supports equity, inclusion, and community by fostering dialogue, respect, and personal growth. These purposeful activities and shared responsibility provide an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to succeed.