Diversity and Multicultural Programs

"Diversity is the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of all the ways we differ and are the same."

Diversity and Multicultural Programs is an integral part of Student Affairs. It was funded in fall 2001 with the purpose of improving retention of students of color, as well as increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among undergraduate students at University of Minnesota Crookston.

Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission, Vision and Goals


The University of Minnesota Crookston Diversity and Multicultural Programs is committed to fostering a campus environment of inclusion, knowledge, and understanding in which faculty, staff, and students learn to value diversity and to respect individual differences that enrich the University community.

The office is committed to embracing cross-cultural understanding and enabling students, faculty and staff to meet the complex demands of the 21 st century and the mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston.

To accomplish our mission, we have set the following goals.

  • Develop and implement programs designed to increase and improve diversity awareness at all levels of the university.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive system of responsibility, accountability, and recognition for increasing campus diversity and improving campus climate.
  • Support outreach, community and service learning opportunities for multi-ethnic students, GLBTA students, and women’s concerns.



  • Provide academic advising for the students of color.
  • Collaborate with the Students Activities, Athletics, and other departments in the development and implementation of cultural and educational activities on campus.
  • Partnership with the International Program, First Year Experience Program, Student Activities and Learning in outreach, community and service learning opportunities for international and student of color.
  • Collaborate with the Admission Office on student of color recruitment.
  • Advise student of color organizations, such as Black Student Association (BSA)Multicultural & International Club, and P.E.A.C.E. Alliance Club.
  • Serve as a resource to the campus on students of color issues.
  • Assist UMC community in building and sustaining outreach efforts with communities of color.

Yearly Programs

Yearly Programs


  • Celebrate Diversity Luncheon


  • Diversity Week
  • During this week the UMC celebrate different cultures with activities such as Seminars (Brow bag lunch), Ethnic food, games of the world, music, etc.
  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Brazilian Independence Day
  • Celebration of Eid


  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
  • Talent Show
    The UMC students presents their artistic performance, such as dance, play, sing, or performing. There is an award (money) for the four best performance.
  • Diversity Workshop
    The workshop provided information, theoretical frameworks, and resources that will contribute to the development of a diversity agenda for universities and colleges that addresses the issue both in terms of curricular learning and core values and norms.
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Ally Alliance (GLBTA) Awareness Month
  • European American Heritage Month


  • Indian/Native American Heritage Month
  • Minnesota Admissions Counselors of Color (MNACC) College Fair
  • Minnesota National College Fair


  • Red River Valley Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • Black History Month


  • National Women's History Month


  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration


  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


  • Heritage Month - Various
    A celebration of different ethnic groups that have received an approval and recognition of the month celebration by the President of United States. UMC celebrates some of the heritage months by displaying posters, movie presentations, music, or performances.

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

170-B Owen Hall
(218) 281-8580

Diversity and Multicultural Programs

University of Minnesota Crookston

170-B Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8580



M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm