TC Directory - Campus Resources-University of Minnesota


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African American & African Studies Department

In this challenging and diverse academic environment, the Department of African American & African Studies offers an exciting and significantly relevant range of areas of concentration, courses, and ideas. Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora.

African American

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a private, nonprofit organization that builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional native values. AISES' goal is to be a catalyst for advancement of American Indians as they grow to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society. The organization's student chapter supports students in science, engineering, and business fields. 

American Indian 
American Indian Student Cultural Center

The American Indian Student Cultural Center is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to promote cultural diversity and develop leadership in American Indian students at the University. The organization also assists in building understanding of American Indian people, issues, history, and culture by bringing in native scholars and hosting events open to the entire University campus. 

American Indian
American Indian Studies Department

Established in June of 1969, the U of MN Department of American Indian Studies is the oldest such program in the country with departmental status. Founded amidst the civil rights struggles of the sixties and early seventies, the program has long been committed to the development of theories and methodologies that reflect American Indian perspectives and it embraces ways of knowing that stand in contrast to the linear analytic Euro-American studies typically found in colleges and universities.

American Indian

Asian American Studies Program

Our Asian American Studies Program recognizes both the uniqueness of Minnesota’s Asian American populations and their commonalities with each other and with other Asian American communities across the nation. Community interests and concerns shape all our curriculum, research projects, and outreach work.

Association of Multicultural Scientists

AMS is a student organization comprised primarily of graduate students pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in an applied science graduate program at the University of Minnesota. AMS is dedicated to the support, retention and recruitment of historically underrepresented students in the applied science disciplines. 

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

The primary mission of BGAPSA is to support graduate and professional students of African descent in their quest to graduation by building a community where they might express their successes and stresses, participate in social events and educational experiences, and engage in the broader community through service.

African American
Boyton Mental Health Clinic 

Conveniently located in the heart of the East Bank, the East Bank Clinic is Boynton’s largest and main clinic facility on the Twin Cities campus. It is is one of the most comprehensive postsecondary health services in the nation. With a staff of over 200, the East Bank Clinic houses several individual clinics including Dental, Eye, Massage Therapy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Primary Care, Women’s, Travel Immunization, and Urgent Care. The East Bank Clinic is also home to a full-service Pharmacy and offers health and wellness services. All University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Most services are no out-of-pocket cost for full-time, degree-seeking students.

Business & Community Economic Development

BCED is a social enterprise whose goal is to leverage the assets and resources of the University to create programs and services that provide innovative solutions to real-world social-economic problems that impact urban communities. More importantly BCED is a critical component of the University’s public service and outreach mission and its work is designed to drive economic and community development strategies that support the University’s Urban Agenda. BCED works to build stronger, more vibrant communities through programs and initiatives designed to support underserved populations and/or communities.

Business Association of Multicultural Students

The Business Association of Multicultural Students (BAM) is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota dedicated to providing students with a diverse perspective on today's global business environment, and assisting them in their pursuit of professional excellence and community leadership.


Center for Teaching and Learning

We envision a university community where scholarly teaching leads to transformative learning. Our mission is to serve the university community through a commitment to exceptional teaching and learning. The Center demonstrates its commitment through the following goals: lead, advance, and support campus initiatives that influence the educational mission of the university; initiate and sustain partnerships with University departments, units, colleges, and campuses to advance best practices in teaching and learning; and deepen the pedagogical knowledge and teaching effectiveness of the university teaching community.


Center on Women and Public Policy

Welcome to the nation’s first complete teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy. Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy (CWPP) has used gender analysis to challenge fundamental assumptions about politics, law, and economics on issues ranging from human rights to judicial selection and independence.


Chicano Studies Department

One of our goals is to support and increase the presence of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in the intellectual, political, and social professions, both within and beyond the Midwest. Both of these efforts promote cultural affirmation, social justice values, and community service.Our curriculum is structured to prepare students in our classes for the complex social issues that face the Chicana/o-Latina/o community so they may be informed, articulate, and engaged as citizens and advocates for promoting community well-being.

 Latino, Chicano

Circle of Indigenous Nations (COINS)

The Circle of Indigenous Nations recruits, retains, and graduates American Indian/First Nations/Alaskan Native students by promoting cultural values that help indigenous students become self-directed, excel academically, and succeed in all areas of individual matriculation, academic pursuits, and career aspirations.

American Indian

Chinese American Student Association

The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota that strives to share members' Chinese American culture; promote diversity within the campus community; and promote a strong sense of community among students on the University campus through educational, social, and cultural activities and events.

Asian, Chinese

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences - Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to providing students an academic community that nurtures diversity and recognizes the importance of providing access to multiple world views and cultural styles. To accomplish this goal, we provide significant programmatic support for students. This is delivered through several interwoven programs to create an encouraging and successful learning environment.


College of Science & Engineering - Diversity & Outreach Programs

The students, faculty, and staff of the College of Science and Engineering represent many cultures and life experiences. The college strives to support and increase the number of students from underrepresented groups through diversity programs that support current students in reaching their academic goals;outreach programs that inspire and attract future students; recruitment of multicultural students and faculty, and scholarships.


Community of Scholars Program

Based in the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, the Community of Scholars Program (COSP) works towards creating an institutional environment that supports the academic and professional success of graduate students who have historically been under-represented in academia. COSP assists students (US citizens and permanent residents) to more fully participate in the University; develop supportive relationships with advisors and mentors; build a sense of community through academic seminars and professional development workshops; and connect students to the Twin Cities community through research, teaching and civic engagement opportunities.


Dakota Languages Society

Dakota Language Society is a student association dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Dakota language.

American Indian

Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health

The Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health, A National Center of Excellence, is focused on promoting, facilitating and disseminating research on women’s health. The vision is to ensure that the academic resources at the University of Minnesota are used to advance knowledge that impacts the health of women and their communities. The mission is to catalyze partnerships and research that improve the health of women across the lifespan.


Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

We serve individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and ages. No referral needed.


Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies

The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota promotes scholarship that pushes established boundaries while providing a rich and rigorous undergraduate and graduate education that asks students to view the worlds around them with a curious yet critical lens.

Women, LGBT

Disability Services

We are here to ensure that students, faculty and staff have access to all the University has to offer and equal opportunities to participate in the many interesting activities on campus. Our goal is to ensure that you have access to all the learning opportunities you choose, whether in class or at work, or participating in the wide range of social and cultural experiences the University offers.

People with Disabilities

Diversity and Inclusion--College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

CFANS embraces diversity and excellence. We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided the opportunity to flourish, and unobstructed in their pursuit of excellence.


Domestic Partnership Benefits

The University provides the same benefit package to registered same-sex domestic partners of employees as it does to legal spouses of employees. Your registered same-sex domestic partner and your partner's children, even if they are not legally adopted by you, may be eligible for these benefits: medical/pharmacy benefits, dental benefits, flexible spending accounts, life insurance and long-term care coverage.


Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)

The purpose of the website is to provide and create a community of African American scholars and practitioners working in the area of violence in the African American community. The site also provides information on public policy. The organization also facilitates local and national conferences and training forums.

African American

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

The University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) was founded in 1972 to ensure that all University community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as University equal opportunity policies. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is committed to eliminating individual and systemic barriers that inhibit individuals and groups from attaining equal access to University of Minnesota employment, education, programs, and services.


Eritrean Students Association in Minnesota 
Phone: 612-333-8536

The Eritrean Students Association in Minnesota is a student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to increase cultural awareness of Eritrea; teach Tigrinya and other Eritrean languages; assist and mentor new Eritrean students at the University of Minnesota; and serve as a cultural, historical, and linguistic resource for the Eritrean community at large in Minnesota. 

African, Eritrean

Ethiopian Student Association

The Ethiopian Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to bring about an awareness and understanding of Ethiopian culture among University of Minnesota students and faculty; provide a social atmosphere where students, faculty, and community residents can meet and network with other organizations to promote and develop intercultural understanding; and offer a support network for Ethiopian students at the University and abroad. Activities include assisting new and prospective students in learning about college admission, financial aid, professional careers, and other aspects of University life; promoting book drives; sponsoring speakers; volunteering with Ethiopian children in the community; organizing an annual Ethiopian culture show; and supporting various recreational activities.

African, Ethiopian

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for all University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality. The GLBTA Programs Office seeks to bridge and build communities that create affirming and welcoming environments in which people can be their whole selves and which honor all identities and experiences.


Graduate Student Organizations (UMN)

This website provides a list of multicultural graduate student organizations at the U of MN.


Hmong Minnesota Student Association

The Hmong Minnesota Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota that serves the Hmong student community.

Asian, Hmong

Immigration History Research Center

The Immigration History Research Center is dedicated to fostering research on, and understanding of the history of American immigration. It locates, collects, and preserves the records of ethnic groups that originated primarily in Europe and the Near East.


Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) convenes scholars from the University of Minnesota and around the world to collaborate in innovative ways across disciplines, departments, colleges, and campuses.IDEA works to transform the university by enhancing the visibility and productivity of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and community scholars.


Institute on Community Integration

Located at the University of Minnesota, ICI's mission is to improve the community services and social supports available to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, and their families. Conducts research and provides professional training and technical assistance.

People with Disabilities

Institute on Race and Poverty 

The Institute on Race and Poverty (IRP) investigates the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people of color and the disadvantaged. A core purpose for IRP's work is to ensure that people have access to opportunity. Another is to help the places where people live develop in ways that both promote access to opportunity and help maintain regional stability.


Japanese Student Association
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The Japanese Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to promote better understanding of Japanese culture and tradition. The organization conducts several events every semester. 

Asian, Japanese

Korean International Student Organization

The Korean International Student Organization is a registered student group at the University of Minnesota that promotes the well-being of Korean international students at the University. The organization provides information and hosts various events to help students adjust to the new academic and cultural environment of the University.

Asian, Korean

La Raza Student Cultural Center

La Raza Student Cultural Center is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota. The group's mission is to achieve, through cultural and educational programs and events, a greater historical, political, cultural, and social awareness concerning the Latino community.


Minnesota International Student Association
University of Minnesota

The Minnesota International Student Association (MISA) is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to represent international students at the University, and to promote and enhance the interaction between international and American students. MISA is a non-political and non-religious group. 


Minnesota Korean Graduate Student Association (MKGSA)

Minnesota Korean Graduate Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to promote the education and enrichment of its members and the University community regarding aspects of Korean culture through involvement and participation in various social, cultural, and political activities. 

Asian, Korean

Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education (MADE) - Carlson School of Management

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education (MADE) is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community that encourages all members to reach their full potential through learning, work and service.


Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

The University of Minnesota's Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence exists to support students' academic success and inspire their sense of community engagement and belonging. Our work is critical to the University's quest for inclusive excellence across the curriculum, the campus, and every aspect of the community.


Off-Campus Child Care

All University of Minnesota employees can access childcare resources through Career/Life Alliance Services (CLAS), a free childcare resource and referral information service.


Office for Conflict Resolution

The Office for Conflict Resolution provides an integrated conflict management system for University employees who have workplace concerns. Our purpose is to provide a coordinated network of options for managing workplace conflicts. Our goals are to encourage dialogue, identify interests, generate options, build accords, and conduct fair hearings.


Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE)

The mission of the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education is to coordinate and lead the University’s initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention and graduation of a diverse graduate and professional student body. In addition, the ODGE works closely with other University of Minnesota offices that are concerned with diversity and multiculturalism.


Office for Equity & Diversity (OED)

The mission of OED is to leverage the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, research and community engagement at the University of Minnesota. We envision a University where equity and diversity are integrated into the work and lives of every student, faculty, and staff member; recognized as core institutional values, and will inform thinking, policies, and practices throughout the University and inherently intertwined with academic excellence and the development of leaders for a globally inclusive society.


Ojibwe Language Society

Ojibwe Language Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Ojibwe Language

American Indian

Pakistani Student Association

The Pakistan Student Association (PSA) is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota that supports Pakistani students at the University, and coordinates educational and social activities that promote cross-cultural understanding and international awareness.

Asian, Pakistani

Philippine Student Association

The Philippine Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota that serves the Filipino student community.

Asian, Filipino

Program in Human Sexuality

The Program in Human Sexuality promotes the sexual health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through preeminence in research, education, clinical service, and advocacy. 


Religious Studies

Religious studies focuses on the academic study of religion. It aims to understand religion, not to promote or undermine any religious perspective.


Shirley G. Moore Laboratory Nursery School

The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory Nursery School offers a half-day program for children ages 2 to 5 years old. A limited number of fee subsidies are available for low-income families. Licensed for 54 children, applicants are selected randomly from the waiting list.


Somali Student Association

Somali Student Association is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota. The organization's purpose is to help new Somali students adjust to life at the campus, organize cultural activities, create a connection with the Somali community in the Twin Cities, and visit high schools to encourage Somali students to pursue higher education.

African, Somali

The Aurora Center

TAC provides free and confidential crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. TAC also provides services for “concerned persons,” that is, people who are concerned about a friend or loved one who has experienced these types of crimes.


The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

U of MN NSBE is a student - led group that maintains the integrity and principles of the National organization. Our mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community".

African American

The Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center (RRFMC)
468 Ford Hall
224 Church Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

The Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center (RRFMC) is a teaching classroom and open lab for Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and GLBT Studies students, faculty and staff, and a multimedia training and production facility. This lab provides the physical space and infrastructure to support a variety of instructor and faculty training, curriculum development, and research efforts for the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, GLBT Studies, and the broader community of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies scholars at the University of Minnesota.

Women, GLBTA

The Student Parent HELP

The Student Parent HELP (Higher Education for Low-Income People) Center offers programs and services that are designed to promote access, retention, and academic success for University of Minnesota undergraduate students who have children. The HELP Center offers various academic and family support services and programming to student parents registered in any undergraduate college on the Twin Cities campus.


The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports

The first of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.


The Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle

The Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) was founded to engage interest in philanthropy and channel it into initiatives that support women’s leadership in education and human development. Its mission is to create a welcoming circle of women that combines its resources to support and develop women leaders and philanthropists through the College of Education and Human Development.


Transgender Commission

The Transgender Commission is a coalition of people from across the University and greater community working to create change and equality for people of all gender identities and expressions. Everyone is welcome! Your voice is needed!


University Counseling and Consulting Services

University Counseling & Consulting Services promotes student success through individual and group counseling, classes, workshops, and presentations and consultation to faculty, staff, and students. Established in 1932, our services address a wide range of issues impacting student success, including mental health and life concerns, learning and academic skills challenges, career uncertainty and faculty/staff-student communication.


University of Minnesota Libraries

  • The Givens Collection of African American Literature
  • Literary Manuscripts/Upper Midwest Literary Archives
  • Northwest Architectural Archives
  • Performing Arts Archives
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Tretter GLBT Collection
  • Rare Books and Special Collections


University of Minnesota Child Care Center

Located near the East Bank campus, the University Child Care Center serves children, ages 3 months to pre-kindergarten, of U faculty, staff, and students. As there is a long waiting list, be sure to consider other childcare options. Contact the center for an application.


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Our partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School provides the platform to specialize in breakthrough treatments, surgical techniques, lifesaving therapies and other pioneering advances. Together with our partners, we uphold the values of dignity, integrity, service and compassion while caring for the whole person.


University Women of Color

Women of color at the University of Minnesota play a vital role in the advancement of the mission of the institution as a whole. University Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.


Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC)

The Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center in North Minneapolis links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. UROC builds thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations for a healthy and vibrant North Minneapolis, creates new models of urban and community development, and strengthens the University of Minnesota as a vitally engaged 21st-century university serving the public good.


Voices From the Gaps: Women Writers and Artists of Color

Celebrating and documenting the creativity of Asian, Black, Latina, and Native women, VG is one of the internet's most comprehensive and well-respected academic databases for women artists of color. We provide innovative teaching and research tools for accessing a global community of women writers of color living and dead, obscure and renowned.


Women Center

The Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities by increasing connections for women’s success, cultivating socially responsible leaders, and advocating for organizational culture change toward excellence for all.