There are many groups, units, and organizations at the University of Minnesota addressing questions related to disability experiences and identities.
- Disabled Student Cultural Center
Student group for students with disabilities.
- Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities
Grad student with disabilities group. Currently paused.
- Active Minds
Student group that advocates around issues related to mental health
- Underserved Mental Health Association
Student group that advocates for the importance of culturally conscious mental health care within communities of color
Staff and faculty groups
- Accessibility Ambassadors
A grassroots group of staff that gives direct support with “office hours” and presentations on general digital accessibility topics.
- Digital Accessibility Community of Practice
Focused on improving web and tech accessibility across the U from wherever we sit. They are currently focused on responding to a charge from the university president.
- Disabled Employees at the U
- University Senate's Disabilities Issues Committee
Recommends University policies, procedures, programs, and services concerning faculty/academic professionals, students, staff, and guests of the University with disabilities.
President's Initiative on Student Mental Health. Addressing the need to support student mental health, through action research and faculty, staff, administrative and student involvement.
- Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)
The OED Certification program has 10 3-hour workshops that focus on specific aspects of equity and diversity that are closely related to accessibility concerns.
- Disability Resource Center (DRC)
For students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to eliminate or minimize barriers and facilitate inclusion on campus. They provide many accommodations services but are primarily offered on a first-come first-served self identifying basis.
If you know of a group that should be listed here but isn't, please reach out to us.