This initiative provides funding for faculty to create programs that advance equity and diversity within their departments to strengthen the University’s community of scholars.
The BRRN Year-Four Report to the Twin Cities Campus Community is now available. This report covers July 2019 to June 2020. The Year-Five Report (July 2020-June 2021) will be released early this fall.
This fall, Student Counseling Services and the Immigration Response Team are creating a new supportive space for U of M students who are Dreamers, Undocumented, DACAmented, and/or part of a Mixed Status family. This group will be a confidential space for students to cultivate community and talk about topics of interest like navigating the University of Minnesota, relationships, xenophobia/colorism, and more. Although group members may come with various immigration statuses, this will be a space to support one another.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for the Intercultural Workshop Series, organized by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). This semester’s shortened series includes workshops on the challenges international students are facing due to COVID-19 along with one “Culture In-Depth” session on Chinese students.
Please join IDEA for Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity, a virtual National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Workshop hosted by the U of M Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (I
ISSS's Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During each group's weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on various topics including taboos and stereotypes; culture shock; maintaining and making relationships; educational systems around the world; adjusting to online classes; managing daily life amidst the ongoing pandemic; and much more.