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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Diversity at the School

Diversity among our faculty members, staff, and students enriches our community. The diversity of views and experiences at the Humphrey School enhances our collective ability to create change in our communities, the nation, and the world.

We are committed to providing leadership in research, teaching, and outreach related to diversity and social change; recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty members, and staff; developing curricula that reflect the multicultural world in which we live; and raising scholarship funds to offer financial support to underrepresented students. In 2010, the University's Office for Equity and Diversity recognized the Humphrey School for its efforts with an Equity and Diversity Outstanding Unit Award. This year, for the fourth consecutive year, the School won a University-wide award for being a leader in buying goods and services from businesses owned by women and minorities.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs recently was chosen to receive the inaugural Diversity Award given by the Network of Schools in Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the 275-member organization that promotes excellence in education and training for public service. The newly created award recognizes the public affairs or public policy program that "exemplifies the highest standards of promoting and supporting diversity in research, teaching, and/or service."


Find out more about the Humphrey School, the University of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities metro area.

Faculty + Research

Our faculty is engaged in a broad range of research on topics that involve human rights, social policy, women's issues, racial inequality, and political orientation. In addition, several of our research centers may be of particular interest to you.


Many public affairs and planning courses include cross-cultural examples and other diverse content.


There are lots of ways to connect with our community and make it your own.

Initiatives for Students

The Humphrey School offers a number of special opportunities for students of color.

Contact Humphrey School

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455