Thinking about applying to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience?
Equal Opportunity Statement of the University of Minnesota:
"The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation."
Resources for Women
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience has a strong history of working to increase the number of women in science. The University of Minnesota has a multitude of programs in place for women, including women who are graduate students.
Office for University Women https://diversity.umn.edu/women/home
Although not unique to University of Minnesota, applicants should also be aware of the Committee on Women in Neuroscience of the Society for Neuroscience... http://www.sfn.org/Careers-and-Training/Women-in-Neuroscience/Celebrating-Women-in-Neuroscience
...and of the Association of Women in Science
Graduate Women in Science (sigma delta epsilon) https://www.gwis.org/
Resources for Members of Ethnic and Racial Minorities
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience encourages applications from members of racial and ethnic minorities and is working toward increasing minority representation among both its students and faculty. Many resources for ethnic and racial minority groups at University of Minnesota can be found through the Graduate School Diversity Office https://grad.umn.edu/diversity, including statistical information and general information about minority communities found in the Twin Cities area. One of the programs sponsored by the Graduate School Diversity Office is the Community of Scholars program, which provides a variety of programs and services for students of color. In addition, other resources can be found under the umbrella of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence https://mcae.umn.edu/. Finally, there exist student organizations for members of different groups. These include the following. Some of these have links to other local organizations:
Resources for Disabled Students
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience encourages disabled students who want to pursue interests in neuroscience to apply for admission. Disabled students are eligible for services and accommodations arranged through University Disability Services.
University of Minnesota Disability Services https://disability.umn.edu/
Disabled Student Cultural Center https://twin-cities-umn.presence.io/organization/disabled-student-cultural-center-230
Resources for Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) Students
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience is committed to providing equal access to our programs and support to all our students regardless of sexual orientation and we encourage applications from members of the GLBT community.
Domestic partner benefits
The University of Minnesota offers the same benefits to same-sex domestic partners that it provides to married heterosexual couples. Information and forms for domestic partner registration can be found at: http://www1.umn.edu/glbt/Domestic/registration.htm
GLBT resources at University of Minnesota include the following:
Queer Student Cultural Center http://qscc.org/
Resources for Military Veterans
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience welcomes applications from military veterans interested in careers in neuroscience. Resources for veterans at the University include the following:
Resources for Students with Families
Students with spouses and children face particular challenges while attending graduate school. There are a variety of resources here to help meet those challenges.
Resources for International Students
The University of Minnesota is committed to encouraging enrollment by international students (i.e. students who are neither US citizens nor permanent residents). https://grad.umn.edu/admissions/application-instructions/international-student-resources
International Student and Scholar Services http://www.isss.umn.edu/
International Students Association https://twin-cities-umn.presence.io/organization/minnesota-international-student-association-184
Links to Religious Organizations
The University of Minnesota is home to a large number of student organizations that offer opportunities for worship, community and service. These include Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and many other organizations. Links to such groups can be found at:
University Counseling and Consulting Services http://www.uccs.umn.edu/index.html
If you're a qualified student and interested in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, we are interested in you. If you have a concern that isn't addressed on these pages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.