Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Strategic Initiatives

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BE ME: Being Equipped for My Excellence

BE ME: Being Equipped for My Excellence is a program designed for students from under-represented backgrounds that includes a two- week immersion session prior to orientation for students to build connections and learn about resources the College of Pharmacy has to offer to better prepare them and their cohort for their time at the College of Pharmacy.


SCoPE: The Summer College of Pharmacy Experience aims to provide pharmaceutical career exploration opportunities and adequate technical and professional skills enhancement opportunities to prepare scholars for post-baccalaureate PhD and PharmD program entry.

Concordant Mentoring Program

The College of Pharmacy is launching a new Concordant Mentoring Program that seeks to pair students and pharmacists from under-represented backgrounds in a mentorship relationship in order to foster confidence and a sense of belonging within the pharmacist community.


This virtual engagement opportunity highlighted the many ways the College of Pharmacy is pursuing pipeline programs, curricular changes and student leadership opportunities, all of which will ensure the next generation of our pharmacists can help close the gap on health inequities. View the video storytelling components that were created for this program.

The Road to Inclusivity: Our work in building equity in education and health - October 2022


Our research educates people whose health is influenced by these research areas to actively make decisions about their health outcomes and creates connections and advances knowledge into other research areas to improve health outcomes for all populations.

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are groups of people who have similar backgrounds or identities which may serve as barriers to inclusion or success. Group members discuss their shared experiences and advocate for institutional change. Follow the link to join an affinity group and/or become an ally.

Learn more about affinity groups


Student Organizations

Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization Festival of Nations

Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO)

This student group aims to celebrate diversity, educate students and professionals about underserved populations, help enhance cultural competency, and advocates for the elimination of health care disparities in Duluth and the Twin Cities.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy acknowledges that the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses are built on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The Duluth campus resides on land that was cared for and called home by the Ojibwe people, before them the Dakota and Northern Cheyenne people, and other Native peoples from time immemorial. The Twin Cities campus is built within the traditional homelands of the Dakota people. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work as we seek to strengthen our relations with our tribal nations. We recognize that it is our responsibility to ensure that our institution provides support, resources, and programs that increase access to all aspects of higher education for our American Indian students, staff, faculty, and community members.