The University of Minnesota is dedicated to providing high-quality education and resources for faculty in the areas of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to give everyone equal access to learning and cultural experiences.
UMN Search Process Toolkit
The Department of Pediatrics is committed to the recruitment of faculty who are underrepresented in medicine and may also be underrepresented in Minnesota. Follow best practices located in the Search Process Toolkit to assist the Department in hiring a diverse and inclusive faculty.
Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)
In 1996, the University of Minnesota began a process of realigning resources that resulted in the existing Office for Equity and Diversity (OED). This intentional process of building a strong, interwoven structure reflects the university’s view of equity and diversity as critical elements and core values in achieving excellence at a leading research institution.
Campus climate emerged over the last three years as a pressing issue through the Twin Cities campus strategic planning process, as well as past and current grassroots efforts led by campus groups concerned about the experiences of marginalized groups at the University of Minnesota. To address campus climate issues, in early 2014 President Kaler charged senior leaders with forming the Campus Climate Workgroup (CCWG) to study climate on the Twin Cities campus–what’s working, what resources are in place, and what needs to change. Current priorities include a continued push to hire more diverse faculty and staff, collecting data about progress in campus climate efforts and current issues, and fully implementing the Bias Response and Referral Network.
Center of American Indian and Minority Health
This Medical School program aims to encourage and positively impact American Indian and Alaskan Native health through education, research, and outreach.
Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life provides education, advocacy, outreach, and support to students, staff, faculty, alum and community members. We strive to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all.
Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring (HELM) Program
HELM focuses on some of the challenges that trainees from minority and underserved groups as well as other faculty whose research is addressing health equity may face. A new cohort of HELM fellows is selected annually to participate in the program.
Make It. MSP.
The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater MSP, and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber have teamed up to develop Be MSP as a method to connect professionals of color as they grow in their professional careers in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region.
Medical School Minority Affairs and Diversity
The mission of the Medical School’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to create a welcoming environment for minority and underrepresented medical students.
Minnesota Future Doctors (MFD)
Minnesota Future Doctors prepares underrepresented pre-medical students from Minnesota communities for admission to medical school. This organization provides coaching and support to assist in the development of a competitive portfolio for their application to medical school. For more undergraduate pre-medical diversity resources, follow this link.
Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color
Our Voices: Indigenous and Women of Color is a dialogue group which aims to support and engage the intersection of identities, foster a safe space for identity development, self-expression, and self-reflection, and develop responsible leaders to advance the needs and enrich the experiences of indigenous women and women of color.
Student National Medical Association Mentor Program (SNMA)
The SNMA Mentor Program supports and encourages minority pre-medical students by building relationships with current medical students. This program is designed to support and assist underrepresented pre-medical students as they pursue their education. For more undergraduate pre-medical diversity resources, follow this link.
Women's Faculty Cabinet
The mission of the Women’s Faculty Cabinet is to improve and enrich the academic and professional environments for women faculty at the University of Minnesota and to ensure that the University continues and strengthens its commitment to the success of its women faculty members. View a profound speech by Rachel Thomas of the Lean in Foundation from our 2017 Retreat.
- Apply the "Inclusivity" filter (click on the icon under the "Search Buildings" textbox) to show lactation spaces and gender-neutral restroom locations
- Apply the "Accessibility" filter (click on the icon under the "Search Buildings" textbox) to show accessible public entrances, accessible elevators, slopes >5%, and overall building accessibility
Multi-use facilities available for foot washing
- Room 200-6, Mayo Building
- Room 208, Coffman Memorial Union
- Room 16, St. Paul Student Center
“Targeted Businesses” are business enterprises owned and operated by women, minority and/or persons with disabilities (WMDBEs). The directory is intended to be a first stop for university departments and administrative units who are seeking to purchase goods and services from a Targeted Business.