Academic Support

University of Minnnesota Campus


Welcome, Students!

Below are some of the unique academic and professional support programs available for graduate students on the University of Minnesota campus. The list includes some of the resources highlighted on our website. 


The Community of Scholars Program (COSP)

The COSP aims to create an institutional environment that supports the academic and professional success of graduate students who have historically been under-represented in academia. Through the Summer Institute, workshops, and individual counseling, COSP assists students to develop supportive relationships with advisors and mentors, and to provide resources for academic and professional development. COSP builds a sense of community through partnerships with University departments and Twin Cities organizations/ institutions to connect students to research, teaching and civic engagement opportunities. COSP participants are US citizens and permanent residents. 

University of Minnesota students on campusGraduate Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in one of our many graduate student organizations.  We invite you to network and build a supportive community by becoming an active member in a graduate student organization.

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED)

The OED is responsible for the University of Minnesota’s system wide 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. 

The University Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS)

UCCS offers programs specifically designed to meet the needs of graduate students, including dissertation and thesis support groups, and individual academic and personal counseling.


Please contact us if you have specific questions. We are glad to help and look forward to working with you.

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