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About Diversity Programs

Diversity Programs is an integral part of Student Affairs. It was funded in fall 2001 with the purpose of improving retention on students of color, as well as increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among undergraduate students at UMC.


The University of Minnesota, Crookston Diversity Programs is committed to fostering a campus environment of inclusion, knowledge, and understanding in which faculty, staff, and students learn to value diversity and to respect individual differences that enrich the University community.


The office is committed to embracing cross-cultural understanding and enabling students, faculty and staff to meet the complex demands of the 21 st century and the mission of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.


To accomplish our mission, we have set the following goals.

  • Develop and implement programs designed to increase and improve diversity awareness at all levels of the university.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive system of responsibility, accountability, and recognition for increasing campus diversity and improving campus climate.
  • Support outreach, community and service learning opportunities for multi-ethnic students, GLBTA students, and women’s concerns.