University of Minnesota Campus Resources
The Community of Scholars Program (COSP)
The Program assists under-represented students (U.S. Citizens and permanent residents) to more fully participate in the University, develop supportive relationships with advisors and mentors; build a sense of community through academic seminars and professional development workshops; and connect students to the Twin Cities community through research and civic engagement opportunities.
Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)
IDEA is a research initiative that will convene scholars from the University of Minnesota and around the world to collaborate in innovative and groundbreaking ways across disciplines, departments, colleges, and campuses. In addition to supporting the development of new research, the institute is also designed to enhance retention and faculty diversity by fostering stronger ties among faculty and with faculty and the local community.
Association of Muticultural Scientists (AMS)
The Association of Multicultural Scientists (AMS) is a student organization comprised primarily of historically underrepresented students pursuing a Master's or PhD degree in an applied science graduate program at the University of Minnesota. AMS is dedicated to the support, retention and recruitment of historically underrepresented students in the applied science disciplines. Our primary goals are to 1) assist students in the successful completion of their graduate studies by offering activities and support which will meet academic, professional, and social needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort; 2) promote awareness within the university's scientific community of the ever growing presence of qualified minority post doctoral trainees and faculty candidates and 3) promote awareness of other minority programs on campus through joint sponsorship of activities.