Diversity and Inclusion

  • Coffee hour
    You are Invited

    Wednesday, August 1st, 9AM - Hay Loft Café

  • VetLEAD

    Veterinary Leadirship for an Early Admisssion for Diversity is a program created to meet the increasing demand for veterinarians and to promote diversity within the veterinary student body 

  • Celebrate Diversity
    1st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Presented at Education Day on May 18th

Diversity is human difference that impacts how we interact with one another, communities, institutions and ourselves. Diversity matters as we strive to develop and respect human potential, create a supportive, nurturing climate, and acknowledge legal and moral responsibilities to historical inequalities.The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DNIC) is to coordinate and lead The College of Veterinary Medicine in support of the creation of a collegiate culture that is supportive of diversity and equity initiatives, and the recruitment of faculty, staff, and student bodies that reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods, region, and society. To this end, the CVM DNIC works with other University of Minnesota offices concerned with diversity and multiculturalism, and also developed a Diversity Plan propelled by our Guiding Values.


Diversity includes but is not limited to people of color (under-represented groups and new populations), people with both visible and invisible disabilities, people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions, and first generation students of economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  We also address issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religious expression, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status.

Excellence is Inclusive

An increasingly multicultural society will continue to emerge over the coming decades and the reality of strengthening global interconnections demands that our College and graduates are able to effectively navigate the professional, social and ethical complexities of difference.

As a College that is tasked with preparing future professional veterinarians and animal researchers, it is essential that those most intrinsic values and expectations meet the needs of a multicultural society and align with university and national goals around diversity and inclusion.  Professional excellence is inextricably linked to the ability to engage with difference in productive and meaningful ways.  In order for the College to meet this challenge, CVM must demonstrate a distinct, consistent and embracing respect for the inclusion, acceptance and success of all.

Featured

May 4, 2018

Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion Award will be announced at College of Veterinary Medicine Education Day, on Friday, May 18th 2018.

This award is dedicated to those who are committed to developing the capacity of the college to celebrate, support and realize the value of diversity and inclusion in our community and among our partners.

UMN Diversity Events

  • Jun 5
    DESCRIPTION If “Diversity is Everybody’s Everyday Work,” then where do I fit in?  How can I be part of this work if I never thought these issues were “my issues”?  This workshop introduces participants to the concept of being an ally. Participants explore how it’s possible, and why it’s...
  • Jun 12
    DESCRIPTION This workshop explores leadership in both traditional and nontraditional contexts, as well as both personally and institutionally. How can I leverage what formal and informal power I have to move equity and diversity work forward—in my job and in other parts of my life? What do I need...
  • Jun 14
    DESCRIPTION If “Diversity is Everybody’s Everyday Work,” then where do I fit in?  How can I be part of this work if I never thought these issues were “my issues”?  This workshop introduces participants to the concept of being an ally. Participants explore how it’s possible, and why it’s...
  • Jun 19
    DESCRIPTION This workshop explores leadership in both traditional and nontraditional contexts, as well as both personally and institutionally. How can I leverage what formal and informal power I have to move equity and diversity work forward—in my job and in other parts of my life? What do I need...
  • Jun 21
    DESCRIPTION Our efforts in advancing equity and diversity will mean little if we can't communicate effectively with our key constituents and stakeholders—especially around our efforts and successes. This workshop addresses how our various means of communication do—or do not—send messages that are...
  • Jun 26
    DESCRIPTION Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers...
  • Jul 10
    DESCRIPTION Our efforts in advancing equity and diversity will mean little if we can't communicate effectively with our key constituents and stakeholders—especially around our efforts and successes. This workshop addresses how our various means of communication do—or do not—send messages that are...