A Commitment to Diversity

Diversity at the U includes:

  • American Indians and other indigenous populations
  • People of color, including underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations
  • People with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities
  • People who identify as women
  • People of various gender and sexual identities and expressions
  • Veterans

Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The University's Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) sponsors a wide range of programs that foster an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunity. Through a combination of workshops, initiatives, and events, OED promotes a University community where equity and diversity are recognized as core institutional values.

Creating a Welcoming Campus Climate

The University established the Campus Climate initiative on the Twin Cities campus to support a culture of equity, inclusion, and community. The Campus Climate website houses information about nearly 40 initiatives, including strategies to retain underrepresented faculty, implicit bias training for hiring managers, and diversity committees in many colleges.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups at the University offer opportunities to connect with employees systemwide. Here are some of our groups: 

Visit the Campus Climate webpage to view additional groups.