University of Minnesota Rochester Honored for Institutional Commitment to Equity & Inclusion

Authored By: vcarroll 08/19/2022

The University of Minnesota Rochester continues to stand out for its student-centered programming. Already honored by Colleges of Distinction—an advocate for schools who excel in the areas of engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes—University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) has also earned an award for Equity & Inclusion.

The University of Minnesota Rochester has distinguished itself as a community dedicated to equal opportunity for all students, faculty, and staff. As an Equity & Inclusion College of Distinction,UMR makes a concerted effort to promote fair treatment and access at all levels, with resources and programming that grant extra support to underrepresented communities.

“Equity is an action, not a statement,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer at Colleges of Distinction. “UMR is always listening to how it can create a more just environment, from the administrative level down to the students’ everyday experience on campus. We’re encouraged to see this school’s long history of promoting inclusion and making swift yet mindful adjustments along with the ever-changing times.” 

“UMR has created a welcoming environment for underserved students,” said Schritter. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to highlight the noteworthy support offered for students who might not otherwise study and thrive on a college campus.”