Minnesota’s state colleges and universities have accepted special roles and responsibilities in fostering diversity in our society. We are dedicated to the search for knowledge and the rights of every individual in our learning communities to pursue that search with freedom, dignity, and security, regardless of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission.  Representing all sectors of higher education in Minnesota, we publicly declare our intention to:

  • Continue the development of multicultural learning communities that will not tolerate acts of harassment.
  • Establish, communicate, and enforce standards of behavior for students, staff, and faculty that uphold our academic values and our legal obligations.
  • Promote the acceptance and respect for individuals in an atmosphere of caring for others.

Related Policies:

1.B.1 – Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity

1.B.3 – Sexual Violence