Diversity and Inclusion

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  • 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

August 10, 2018

This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias.

 

  • October 12, 2018 - 2:00-3:30 PM (Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning, room 215)

UMN Diversity Events

  • Oct 18
    DESCRIPTION The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, discuss how women’s equity benefits everyone, and share ideas for advancing equity. REGISTRATION Visit our website for more...
  • Feb 26
    How do women legislators make a difference? What are the challenges and opportunities for women leaders in St. Paul and in Washington, DC? This event will provide the perspectives of former state representatives Jenifer Loon and Erin Murphy, as well as congressional expert Professor Kathryn Pearson...
  • Feb 26
    DESCRIPTION Growing out of efforts to increase access for multiply marginalized people with disabilities in social justice organizing, the term "collective access" refers to an approach toward inclusion that envisions a world where everyone's needs are understood as valid. Whether it's captioning,...
  • Feb 26
    Presenter: Alex Cleberg, International Student and Scholar Services Register Now In this interactive workshop, you will be challenged to uncover aspects of your own culture and how these shape your perception of the world. You will also learn to identify relevant cultural differences between...
  • Feb 28
    DESCRIPTION The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes supporting people of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA communities and in other identities across campus. The presence of implicit bias and...
  • Mar 5
    DESCRIPTION Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the...
  • Mar 6
    DESCRIPTION The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes supporting people of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA communities and in other identities across campus. The presence of implicit bias and...