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Call for Nominations for 2017 Lillian H. Williams Award

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) invites nominees for the Lillian H. Williams Award. This annual award is named in honor of Lillian H. Williams, the founding director of EOAA.  This award was established in 1986 to recognize individuals and units within the University community who exemplify Ms. William’s spirit and commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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UMN crisis line available 24/7. Call 612-301-4673.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Need to talk? The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 24/7 crisis line is here for you. Call 612-301-4673 anytime.

You can also text "UMN" to 61222. Both phone and text offer 24/7 help to our campus community.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.


Recommendations for Collecting Trans Inclusive Data at the University of Minnesota

Monday, July 10, 2017

Unfortunately, there is a not an easy solution or one solution to creating trans and gender nonconforming inclusive forms, especially in a system as large and complex as the University of Minnesota. Transgender communities are very diverse communities and a “one size fits all” approach will not work in many if not all cases. The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life and the Trans Advisory & Action Team’s have made some current recommendations.

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U ranked #35 in the country for best college for LGBTQ students by College Choice

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Choosing a college is an overwhelming process in and of itself. But for LGBTQ identified folks, the task is all the more intimidating. To succeed academically it’s important to succeed socially; it’s important to think holistically about your well being while in school. We at College Choice have assuaged some of the difficulty in the search by researching the country’s fifty best colleges and universities for LGBTQ.


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