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Diversity and Inclusion

Prospective students: Think about attending our
Diversity in Psychology Program, which will be
held in late October 2017! See more information
on our Diversity in Psychology Program  page.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota seeks to understand fully the changing demographics in society, the value of cultural and individual diversity, and the importance of equal access to educational opportunities. The Department of Psychology is home to internationally known scholars with research expertise in ethnic minority mental health, intergroup relations, educational disparities, cross-cultural psychology, women's health, physical disabilities, adoption, and more. We affirm the mission, policies, and practices articulated by the University of Minnesota Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity.

The University of Minnesota strives to advance research within topics focused on underrepresented minority groups in the behavioral sciences while providing a nurturing environment for students to explore and thrive in their areas of interest. The University of Minnesota values its diverse population and boasts an inclusive environment that fosters academic and personal growth. A fundamental goal of the University is to create a climate of equity and diversity to the benefit of all faculty, students, and staff.

Immigration Response Team update to "Travel Ban", May 2017
Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the Trump administration's executive order known as the "travel ban" or "Muslim ban." Read more on our immigration policy updates. 

While this is not a final decision, for now, individuals from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen may continue to enter the United States with valid visas. Refugees, including from Syria, will continue to be resettled, and visa applications will continue to be processed.

Because things remain fluid, we strongly encourage international students and scholars who are considering travel outside the United States to consult with ISSS. The Immigration Response Team ( also remains available for questions and referrals.

"Living Our Own Story" - Dr. Moin Syed in Counseling Psychology is featured in a recent profile by the Office for Equity and Diversity. Learn more about Dr. Syed and his research interests.
"To Want the Tough Conversations" - Dr. Richard Lee in Counseling Psychology is featured by the university for his research on how parents and children in racially mixed families talk about race and racism.