Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy

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Providing Support to Our Diverse Community of Scholars

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA), led by Director Keisha Varma (Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity), works to increase participation, retention, and success for all faculty at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on faculty from historically underrepresented groups.

IDEA upholds the University's commitment to diversity by supporting transformative research and providing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. By convening University of Minnesota scholars to collaborate across disciplines, departments, colleges, and campuses, IDEA fosters an inclusive campus climate for all faculty.

Our Signature Programs: