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COVID-19 Update: The University of Minnesota will offer online, or alternative, instruction through the end of summer term 2020. Read CCAPS's operational updates or visit the Safe Campus website for the University's operational updates.

Diversity and Inclusion

The purpose of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. We are guided by five core values: Access, Learning, Inclusivity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment in every work and learning space—on campus, online, and in the community—that recognizes and celebrates differences.

We are committed to overcoming systemic barriers and implicit biases to ensure that everyone here has the opportunity to thrive.

These commitments require us to:

  • build trust among our students, faculty, staff, and partners
  • cultivate a student body, staff, and faculty that reflect a globally inclusive society
  • remove barriers and create pathways to lifelong learning
  • weave inclusive practices into all of our shared work
  • acknowledge our vulnerabilities and empower one another to engage in ongoing conversations

We recognize that the needs of our community will evolve, and we need to keep evolving, too. We know we can always do better.