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

  • Sep 19
    We'll be taking about key figures in GamerGate such as Zoë Quinn and Brianna Wu, as well as feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. As always, all perspectives are welcome but respect is mandatory as well as adherence to the club rules. Snacks as well as coffee/tea will be provided
  • Sep 19
    Women of both major parties are running for political office in unprecedented numbers in 2018: 530 women candidates have filed to date for the U.S. Congress, 62 for governorships and 2226 for state legislative seats. But these candidates’ prospects for success hinge on many factors, party support...
  • Sep 24
    DESCRIPTION Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly participate in searches and selection processes. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes hiring and selecting people of color, people who identify as women,...
  • Sep 25
    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...
  • Sep 27
    Presenter: Minhae Cho, MSW-Research Assistant, Gamble-Skogmo in Child Welfare and Youth Policy Location: St. Paul Student Center, Cherrywood Room Learn more and register on the ISSS website  There are more than 800 Korean international students and scholars studying and researching at the...
  • Oct 1
    DESCRIPTION Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly participate in searches and selection processes. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes hiring and selecting people of color, people who identify as women,...
  • Oct 2
    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...