The College of Liberal Arts is committed to advancing and sustaining diversity. This includes identifying, recruiting, and retaining the best underrepresented faculty, staff, and students to CLA. The resources below provide an overview of the different diversity programs, initiatives, and fellowships available to students. For more information about CLA diversity initiatives, see CLA Roadmap, CLA’s long-term plan for building community and developing readiness, research, diversity, and engagement.
- Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship
The fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year students from underrepresented groups (US citizens or permanent residents).
- Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE)
ODGE coordinates and leads the University’s initiatives in the recruitment, funding, retention and graduation of a diverse graduate and professional student body.
- Awards and Scholarships
ODGE provides numerous types of awards and scholarships in support of equity and diversity work and achievements at the University of Minnesota.