Videos on Diversity

Toward Inclusivity

Watch video segments of U of M graduate students and postdoctoral researchers sharing perspectives and experiences regarding diversity and inclusivity in graduate education, with some segments followed by reflection questions.

Diversity Working Groups Toolkit 

Online resource for faculty, staff, students, and postdocs leading the charge to create more equitable and inclusive communities within graduate education.  Useful resources for existing or newly-formed  diversity committees, councils, or task-force groups. 

Explore the Diversity Working Groups Toolkit

Faculty Fighting Racism

The Graduate School Diversity Consultation Team has launched Faculty Fighting Racism, an online, curated set of books, articles, videos, and podcasts for graduate faculty intended to serve as a first step in understanding what it means to be anti-racist. The website will be updated regularly with new content.

View the Faculty Fighting Racism website 

Request Consultation

Graduate faculty are encouraged to connect with us to explore strategic and sustainable approaches to enhanced recruitment and retention efforts for BIPOC and underrepresented students. 

Request a Consultation

Diversity Recruitment Toolkit

Learn how you can help us create a more diverse and inclusive graduate student body. The Diversity Recruitment Toolkit provides all of the information, resources, and guidance you’ll need to connect with prospective students from underrepresented groups and backgrounds.

Explore the Diversity Recruitment Toolkit

View the Diversity Recruitment Calendar

Ask to Join the Graduate and Professional Schools Recruitment Council Google Group

Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship

Every year, roughly fifteen fellowships are awarded to academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences. These fellowships provide recipients with a financial stipend, tuition costs for up to fourteen credits per semester, subsidized health insurance, and dental care.

Learn More About the DOVE Fellowship

Summer Institute

The GSDO Summer Institute provides a seven-week research-intensive bridge program, on the Twin Cities campus, for incoming UMN-TC graduate students. Space is limited and priority is given to DOVE Fellows. When space allows, we also accept applications from incoming domestic BIPOC graduate students who have been awarded other fellowships.

Learn More About the Summer Institute

Community of Scholars Program (COSP)

COSP is an award-winning retention program for domestic BIPOC graduate students at UMN-TC and UMD. Year-round programming for COSP Scholars includes writing support, social events, community networks, personal guidance, limited funding opportunities, and more. 

Learn More About the Community of Scholars Program