From the Associate Vice Chancellor
Hello! We are glad you are here! The Graduate School works to foster the recruitment and retention of high-caliber students having a wide range of experiences and backgrounds because we believe that having a diversity of perspectives supports and enhances the academic and research mission of the University. Advancing equity, diversity, inclusiveness and social justice within the campus community is a primary strategic goal, and we strive to create a campus climate in which all students, faculty, and staff feel empowered to reach their full potential. In addition to connections within individual graduate programs and departments, there is a range of resources, services, and organizations on campus to support students from underrepresented groups, as the list below demonstrates. We invite you to explore these offerings, and let us know how we can make you feel welcome!
--Erik Brown, Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education and Research
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion collaborates with campus and community partners to implement programs and services that support the University’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and social justice.
The Multicultural Center at UMD offers a number of resources and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
Programs and Services
- African American Student Programs
- Asian Pacific American Student Programs
- Latino Chicano Student Programs
- Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services
- International Student Services
- Women's Resources and Action Center
- Access for All (AFA)
- Alumni of Color Alliance
- Anishinaabe Student Organization
- Asian Pacific American Student Association
- Black Student Association
- Hmong Living in Unity and Balance
- International Club
- Latinx/Chicanx Student Association
- Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG)
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Queer Allied Student Union (QASU)
- Somali Student Association
- Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences (SERVE)
- Women's Resource and Action Center
The Disability Resources Office promotes an equitable & inclusive learning environment by providing accommodations, empowering students to become self-advocates, & by educating the campus community.
The Graduate School Diversity Office is located on the Twin Cities campus, and provides services to prospective and current graduate students system-wide.