There are numerous resources through our department and campus-wide to nurture a diverse community.

Racial and cultural diversity

Anti-Racism and Allyship Educational Resources

Local Anti-Racism and Allyship Fundraising Resources

  • African Career, Education, and Resource (ACER) - A nonprofit organization that engages African immigrants living in the north and northwest suburbs of Minneapolis.
  • African Economic Development Services - A Business Relief Fund to meet the needs of local African immigrant businesses. The Business Relief Fund is a forgivable loan to keep small businesses open and continue contributing to the community.
  • Al Maa'uun -  Al Maa'uun is a nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis, serving thousands of households each year with food and critical supplies.
  • Black Immigrant Collective - The Black Immigrant Collective amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota.
  • Black Women Speak - Gathering Black Women in Minnesota to share our experiences in order to heal, find joy and move toward liberation on our own terms!
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha - CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities.
  • Division of Indian Work - Division of Indian Work’s mission is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. Provides many services to the community but the most relevant one right now is their food shelf. 
  • Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund - Du Nord Craft Spirits is a Black-owned distillery with a building that was damaged. They’ve “received a tidal wave of love and support from across the nation and many have asked how they can help… Therefore, Du Nord is establishing this fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots.”
  • Isuroon - Isuroon is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond.
  • Joyce Preschool - emergency fund for families who had to evacuate their homes near Lake Street, and who came back to a devastated neighborhood with no grocery stores within walking distance. 
  • Juxtaposition Arts - JXTA is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. Since the uprisings in Minneapolis began, JXTA has played a critical role in building community alternatives to the police, led by Black, POCI and other youth who are already building the abundant and just future they envision.
  • Lake Street East African Worker Recovery Fund - Business owners have raised millions to rebuild, but workers have no recourse until then. The Awood Center is raising money to provide aid to hundreds of workers until they can return to their jobs. 
  • Latino Community on Lake Street -  fundraiser for Latinx owned businesses on Lake Street. 
  • Little Earth Residents Association - Food and safety needs for residents of Little Earth of United Tribes.
  • Migizi Communications - MIGIZI Communications advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. Support them rebuilding after fire.
  • Minnesota Healing Justice Network - We provide a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (indigenous, black, or people of color). 
  • Northside business support - support businesses on Minneapolis’s Northside that have been impacted by recent demonstrations. 
  • PPNA - Renters Support Fund - operated by the Minneapolis Renters' Coalition, a group of residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in our community. 
  • Rebuild & Heal Immigrant Business in MN - Rebuild Heal Collaborative MN is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Latino Economic Development Center. 
  • TC KIDS Mental Health - Supporting the mental health of BIPOC youth impacted by the murder of George Floyd. 
  • Village Arms - was created in direct response to the over representation and disparate treatment of African Americans across the child welfare service continuum. We hope to dramatically reduce the disproportionate number of African American children in out of home placement and lessen the impact this has had on our community.
  • West Broadway Business and Area Coalition - WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.  
  • Women for Political Change - Holistically investing in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.
  • ZACAH - provides emergency financial assistance to folks who are on the brink of experiencing homelessness or already are. They are currently engaged with organizers at Powderhorn Sanctuary to support those who have been displaced and need help with finding/putting a security deposit down for low income housing, access to crisis shelters, county assistance, job applications, debt relief and direct cash payments.

Support Resources

  • Nutritious U Food Pantry: any student is welcome to visit the food pantry, no proof of need is necessary, and choose fresh and healthy food such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and proteins.

Disability Resources

Gender neutral facilities

90 Kolthoff
basement level
single use restroom with shower
keypad lock for CHEM users only; not public

S34 Smith
sub-basement level
one stall + urinal
privacy lock on door for single-person use

S28 Smith
sub-basement level
single use restroom
privacy lock on door for single-person use

40 Smith
basement level
two stalls
privacy lock on door for single-person use

Interactive map of gender neutral restrooms on campus

Student veterans

Women in Science

Family Resources

Resources for visiting campus

Additional resources


    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Professor Erin Carlson, Diversity Committee Chair
    • (612) 625-2580