Diversity in Research Education
The Center for Immunology in partnership with The University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity, The Graduate School, the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education and with the Medical School's Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for all students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota.
Graduate School Diversity Office
Medical School Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Support Services for Students
On and Off Campus organizations
- Empowering Women in Science(EWIS)
- Bias Response and Referral Network
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office
- MN Queer Science
- Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence(MCAE)
- Society of Women Engineers(SWE)
- Women in Science and Engineering(WISE)
The Office for Equity and Diversity
The OED offices work with all faculty, staff, students and administrators to serve the University community, a few of their initiatives include:
The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education coordinates and leads the University's initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention and graduation of a diverse graduate and professional student body. It also works closely with other University offices concerned with diversity and multiculturalism, specifically in the areas of admissions, and academic support and mentoring.
The Office for Conflict Resolution provides an integrated conflict management system for University employees who have workplace concerns. The office works to encourage dialogue, identify interests, generate options, build accords, and conduct fair hearings.
The Disability Resource Center promotes access and equity for all students, faculty, staff and guests of the University. It does this through design of innovative learning and working environments, and collaborative education and partnership with the University community.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is committed to eliminating individual and systemic barriers that inhibit individuals and groups from attaining equal access to University of Minnesota employment, education, programs, and services. EOAA provides expertise in: policy development and issue identification; education; discrimination consultation and investigation; community connections; and compliance.
The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life improves the campus climate for all University students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality. It does this by bridging and building communities that create affirming and welcoming environments in which people can be their whole selves and which honor all identities and experiences.
The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) is a research initiative that convenes scholars from the University of Minnesota and from around the world to collaborate across disciplines, departments, colleges and campuses. It supports the development of new research, and works to enhance retention and faculty diversity by fostering ties among faculty and between faculty and the local community.
The Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities. The Center offers leadership programs, events, workshops and consultations; connects women to information, scholarships, organizations and colleagues; and advocates for organizational change in policies and practices. The first campus-based Women’s Center in the nation, the Center celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.
The OED also offer Workshops that focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education. They can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns.
For more info. access OED's resource guide for a listing of books, articles, videos, websites, and blogs tied to equity and diversity.
- DOVE fellowship (for 1st yr grad students)
- Community of Scholars Programs
- Graduate SEED awards
- Disability Related Scholarships
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
- Big Ten Academic Alliance Minority Graduate Application Fee Waiver
- TRIO McNair Program and Scholarships
- Dow BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent
- Community of Scholars Program (UMN Office of Diversity)
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ASBMB Today, March 2013: "Are scientists with disabilities the forgotten underrepresented minority?"
- Nature, 2014, 513, 297: "Pride in Science"
- EmploymentLawHandbook.com: How to Prevent Discrimination in Your Workplace