An activist and a scholar

Raven Ziegler’s activism is an inspiration for the next generation of Native American youth. Learn more about Ziegler’s work with the American Indian Student Cultural Center

Upholding an academic legacy

J. B. Mayo, Jr. is making sure LGBTQ histories are present in the curriculum. Learn more about Mayo's work.

Addressing inequality at birth

U of M researchers are working to reduce racial inequities in birth outcomes across the United States. Learn more about this research.

We are #UMNdriven


“Together, we can create a world where we are aware of our privileges and inclusive and respectful of each other’s social identities.”

Aravind B., ’17
Political Science and Economics


“Leaders step out of their comfort zones and take on challenges in order to create an inspiring vision of the future. One valuable lesson from my undergraduate experience has been learning how to be inclusive and transparent in my communication with others.”

Maryan G., ’18
Business and Marketing Education


“We can promote healing and self-expression.”

Patricia C-P., MBA


“Scholars—we need to work with communities to solve their problems.”

Diego G-H., Ph.D
Family Social Science


“I find inspiration from activists in my community who, in the wake of social injustices, choose everyday to lend their voices to those who’ve gone unheard.”

Lydia N., ’17
Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance


“It’s important for all communities to recognize our interconnectedness on our journey toward social justice.”

Raven Z., ’17
Political Science and Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance


“We can advance cultural understanding and health for all.”

Zineb A., ’17
Neuroscience and Spanish Studies