The UMN School of Public Health (SPH) is committed to creating a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment for its entire community. To gauge its progress toward that goal, SPH gathers information about the experiences of SPH staff, students, faculty, and alumni relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the overall learning and workplace climate. The primary method to get this feedback is an anonymous online survey, and community members also share their experiences in focus group discussions and interviews.
Below are findings from the school’s first two climate assessments, conducted in 2020 and 2022. In the intervening year, SPH launched its Strategic Plan for Antiracism, the roadmap that guides the school as it actively makes diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and antiracism central to its operations and mission.