Advocacy & Support

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Sometimes obstacles get in the way of your success. Below are resources to support students as they navigate University-related problems or concerns. 

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Student Conflict Resolution Center

The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is a confidential, impartial, and informal resource that helps students with University-related problems and concerns. The typical problems and concerns include:

  • Grading and instructional complaints
  • Financial and billing conflicts
  • Academic appeals
  • Academic progress issues
  • Other campus-based problems or concerns

Report a Concern

Do-It-Yourself Resources: The SCRC website also has Do-It-Yourself resources that address some of the most common student concerns including course success, roommate conflicts, and stress management.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) addresses reports of discrimination, harassment, nepotism, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence) and related retaliation through investigation, informal problem-solving, consultation, and education.

EOAA addresses concerns of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; sexual misconduct; nepotism; and related retaliation.

Report Misconduct

Student Complaints and Grievances

The University of Minnesota takes student complaints and grievances seriously and has processes in place to ensure that complaints are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.

Resources

Report an Incident of Bias

The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) responds to reports of bias incidents on the Twin Cities campus. The BRRN provides support resources to impacted parties, promotes education and dialogue, and affirms the University's commitment to equity and diversity, free speech, and academic freedom. The BRRN’s goal is to contribute to a campus climate that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful for all.

Report a Bias Incident

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Relationship Violence

The Auora Center provides a safe and confidential space (in Appleby Hall) for students, faculty, and staff who are victims/survivors or concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.

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Legal Advice and Representation

Student Legal Service (SLS) provides legal services, representation, and education to students. This is the place to go if you have any legal concerns or problems including landlord/tenant issues (lease reviews, disputes with management, etc.), criminal law (most misdemeanors), immigration questions, or consumer or credit problems.

There are other services offered, too, including a notary public. SLS also offers a variety of programs that cover topics such as interacting with police, business start-up, career mentoring, and tenancy law.