Diversity Matters

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


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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. 

Multicultural Center

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
Student Organizations

Disability Resources

The Disability Resources Office promotes an equitable & inclusive learning environment by providing accommodations, empowering students to become self-advocates, & by educating the campus community.

Graduate School Diversity Office

The Graduate School Diversity Office is located on the Twin Cities campus, and provides services to prospective and current graduate students system-wide.