Identity-based student groups and resources

CS&E community members organize and participate in many identity-based student groups and organizations on campus.

Student groups

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American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.

Visit AISES website

Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W) Student Chapter

Supports, celebrates, and advocates for the engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field.

Visit ACM-W website

College of Science and Engineering Diversity & Inclusivity Alliance

Improves the college's climate through advancement and practice of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

Visit CSE DEI Alliance website

Council of Advancement of Underrepresented Scientists and Engineers (CAUSE)

Dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and professional development of graduate students of color and first generation college students within the College of Science and Engineering

Visit the CAUSE website

Graduate Students of Color Alliance (GSOCA)

Promotes community and support for graduate and professional students of color

Visit the GSOCA Facebook page

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Works to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community

Visit the NSBE website

Out in STEM (oSTEM) professional development group for LGBTQIA+ students

Dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQIA+ communities in the STEM fields

Visit the oSTEM website

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

Supports the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so they can achieve their full career potential

Visit the SASE website

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity

Visit the SHPE website

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Department of African American & African Studies

Seeks to understand, explore, and invigorate our cultural heritage and aspires to continue interrogating our past in order to understand our present and to promote a better future for humankind

Visit the African American and African Studies website

Department of American Indian Studies

Strives to restore and promote the importance of American Indians in everyday life through the exploration of indigenous narratives, heritage, and history

Visit the Department of American Indian Studies website

Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Committed to the study of cultures, media, and languages of Asia and the Middle East in preparing the next generation of scholars and professionals to influence the world

Visit the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies website

Department of Chicano & Latino Studies

Traces the intellectual contributions, cultural shifts, histories, and political developments of people of Mexican and Latin American descent living in the United States

Visit the Chicano & Latino Studies website

Department of Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Supports interdisciplinary, intersectional research regarding questions of race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality

Visit the RIDGS website

NorthStar STEM Alliance: The Minnesota Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Offers programs and opportunities to meet the challenge of doubling the number of underrepresented graduates in STEM fields

Visit the NorthStar STEM Alliance website

Office for Equity and Diversity (OED)

Creates a welcoming and affirming climate—to serve and support diverse individuals and groups at the University of Minnesota

Visit the OED website

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

An academic advising office within the College of Liberal Arts available to any CLA student who appreciates an environment that embraces and fosters multiculturalism

Visit the MLK Program website

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative

Supports women by fostering an inclusive community and sponsoring a variety of programs

Visit the WISE website