Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Masonic Cancer Center is dedicated to providing excellence across our mission - creating a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community. We aim to engage everyone in our collective work toward inclusive excellence, promote equity in access to learning, scientific inquiry, care delivery, and celebrate our diversity through cultural experiences and opportunities on and off campus.

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Office for Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) recognizes the importance of ensuring that all members of our community have equitable access to the University and its resources. They focus on underrepresented populations who face systemic barriers that impact their experiences on campus. OED's goal is to reduce or remove barriers for all members of our community by creating programs, opportunities for engagement, and capacity-building initiatives that contribute to creating a welcoming climate.

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Equity and Diversity Certificate Program

The Equity and Diversity Certificate Program helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The Certificate program is free for all current students, staff, & faculty on all five system campuses.

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Center for Women in Medicine and Science

The Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) works to support and facilitate leadership and professional development opportunities to achieve gender equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Social & Racial Justice Scholar Directory

The Social & Racial Justice Scholar Directory is an online directory of faculty who engage in scholarship related to social justice, racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The purpose of this directory is to highlight and amplify the work of social justice and DEI scholars at the University of Minnesota and to foster systemwide connections around related issues.

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Faculty Fighting Racism

A curated list of books, articles, videos, and podcasts to get faculty started on this long, personal, and continuous journey towards understanding this concept and our role as educators.

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DEI-Related Cancer Resources

A collection of resources to learn about cancer, awareness, prevention, and more through videos, activities, resources, and guides.

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Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

This is a list of major Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish holidays and religious observances, and U.S. public (Federal) holidays. It is important to acknowledge the diverse religious and cultural observances that occur throughout the year. This diversity of religious and cultural beliefs, like other forms of diversity, enriches our University community and the work and learning that occurs here. 

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Additional Resources