LGBTQIA+ Community

Recognized as the #24 Best College for LGBTQ+ students by "Best Colleges" in 2020, the Carlson School is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Join our vibrant community and thrive academically, professionally, and personally as you embrace your authentic self.


Carlson School Resources & Programming

Our Student Affairs and Admissions teams are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to continuously evolve our inclusion practices so you can thrive in your business school journey. Some practices include:

  • Connecting you with resources in the Twin Cities LGBTQ community as well as our own tight-knit one at Carlson
  • Supportive and celebratory programming like the LGBTQ Community lunches
  • Networking events throughout the year with our LGBTQ alumni community


LGBTQ Student Clubs and Organizations

In addition to those offered by the University, the Carlson School is home to a number of different resources and staff members focused on diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ community building, and events focused on positive, open conversations.

Carlson School Programming & Events

  • LGBTQIA+ Community Lunch Series
  • LGBTQIA+ Affinity Networking Night
  • Equity & Leadership Conference
  • Executive Education program: Inclusive Leadership, Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance


University of Minnesota Resources

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life regularly works with departments, student groups and community organizations to offer the most welcoming and affirming environment possible for students, employees, and community members. 

Scholarships, Academic Awards, and Fellowships

There are several scholarships available to LGBTQ students both regionally and nationally. The University of Minnesota also offers several scholarships through the Office for Equity and Diversity

Find Scholarships and Academic Awards


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