Living and Learning Communities: A Home Away from Home for Diverse Students

Other Living and Learning Communities

Lavender House, American Sign Language (ASL) House, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) House, and STEM Diversity House serve students from underrepresented backgrounds. Like other LLCs, they provide housing, academic and personal support.

Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) presents an annual Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity to a University of Minnesota campus, college, department or unit. The award is presented at the Equity and Diversity Breakfast each November and honors transformational equity and diversity work that both demonstrates outstanding leadership in equity and diversity and is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.


UMN Diversity Discussions: Drupal Forum

Gallery of Excellence

The Gallery of Excellence is scheduled to take place each fall in conjunction with the Equity and Diversity Breakfast in the MacNamara Alumni Center, usually in mid November.  The Gallery

Faculty: an ongoing equity and diversity conversation

During the 2012 diversity listening session with Twin Cities faculty members, President Kaler and Provost Hanson shared their ideas about how to move forward the University’s diversity agenda. In addition, specific questions were raised about existing diversity initiatives at the University.

Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice

The first Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice series began in September 2012 and ran through April 2013.   We're excited to offer this series for another year.  As with past years, all sessions will be livestreamed and video recorded, so past sessions can be accessed at any time.  Every conversation in the series takes place on a Friday, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Givens Conference Room (120 Elmer Andersen Library, on the U’s West Bank Campus).

Twin Cities Staff Diversity Listening Session

Promoting equity and diversity on campus is an important priority for President Kaler. On June 21, the president and Senior Vice President Robert Jones hosted a listening session with Twin Cities staff members. This session gave them a chance to hear staff views on issues of equity and diversity, share ideas, and discuss the opportunities and barriers we face. The president and SVP Jones hoped to obtain ideas about action steps we can take to change the campus climate and improve services and support for diverse staff and the entire university community.

VP Candidate Evaluation Form

VP Candidate Evaluation Form

Welcome to Your Community

Screenshot of "Connect to Your Community" brochure cover


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