Diversity-Related Offices and Committees

Diversity Offices

Affirmative Action Office
Somsen Hall 202
Responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against because they are a member of a protected group.
Counseling and Wellness Services
IWC 222
Offers a range of mental health services designed to enhance student growth and success.
Housing and Residence Life
Kryzsko Commons 235
Oversees policies and procedures that ensure every student is receiving an education in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
Human Resources
Somsen Hall 114
Works to build and support a workforce that delivers excellence in education. Provides links for new and current employees about university policies and benefits.
Inclusion and Diversity Office
Kryzsko Commons 236 507.457.5595
Programming, information, and services for students including scholarships, cultural diversity and outreach, cultural clubs, a calendar of events and a bi-annual newsletter in this site.
GLBTA Advocate
Dan Lintin
PAC 207
Responsible for documenting homophobic and transphobic incidents on campus and working with the appropriate channels to get these incidents resolved.


Diversity Committees

IFO Feminist Issues Committee
Contact: Tamara Berg at 507.457.5460
Initiate discussion of gender related issues affecting the University community; disseminate information on these issues to staff, administration and students.
IFO GLBTA Issues Committee
Contact: Joan Francioni at 507.457.2336
Works directly with the campus GLBTA Advocate to create visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally issues on campus and within the community.
Inclusive Excellence, Affirmative Action and Title IX Compliance
Contact: Lori Mikl at 507.457.2766
Recommend policies to promote further development and integration of university/community efforts on issues of diversity.

Make recommendations to the President on all matters relating to AA/EO policy; coordinate and implement AA programs and procedures for the university; and review and make recommendations on all matters relating to Title IX compliance.