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The University of Minnesota's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is available to all staff, students and participants in university-related activities across the entire University of Minnesota system. Our office helps to help resolve issues or concerns involving discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, nepotism, and retaliation.
Friday, November 4 at the UMN Whole Music Club, 7:30pm doors. Free. All ages. Featuring Tish Jones, Guante, Speakers of the Sun, SPEAK Poetry and DJ Just Nine
An evening of spoken word exploring intersections of art, activism, and social justice featuring Tish Jones, Guante, Speakers of the Sun, UMN SPEAK Poetry, and DJ Just Nine.
Bias incidents happen at the University of Minnesota. These bias incidents undermine the University’s efforts towards equity and inclusivity. They limit our community’s ability to excel in our work and learning. They also impede free and open discourse and our ability to know and learn from one another. Biased and hateful expression causes harm and ruptures in our campus community that must be addressed.
The Bias Response Team (BRT), along with other campus bodies, works to respond to bias incidents in ways that support those most impacted, promote education and dialogue, and that affirms the University's commitment to equity and diversity, free speech, and academic freedom. Below is background about the BRT - including how it was created and how it operates.
Below is background about the BRT - including how it was created and how it operates. In January 2016, President Kaler approved a proposal to set up a Bias Response Team on the Twin Cities campus. This proposal was developed by a grassroots committee comprised of members from the Coalition for a Respectful U and the Campus Climate Engagement Team. It was brought to the Campus Climate Workgroup and President’s Office for review and approval. The BRT began work in February 2016.
The TRIO McNair Scholars program is recruiting faculty mentors for its summer 2017 cohort. The program gives first-generation and low-income or underrepresented undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and prepare for graduate school.
Monday, October 24, 5-8PM, Phillips- Wanagensteen Building 2-470
It’s no secret that Islamophobia has become a real issue in our community. Last year’s terror attacks and the surge of anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. politicians have raised a lot of questions about Islam and Muslims in America. The Muslim Students Association hopes to address the many questions students and faculty have about Islamophobia on campus and the at-large community as well as engage in conversation to come up with ways to make the campus more inclusive and safe for Muslims and students of all other identities. Click for more information or to RSVP