Resources, Reports, and Data

Glossary of Terms

In CFANS, we often use a specific set of words when discussing anti-racism, social justice, and equity. This glossary has been curated by our office to reflect the common terminology used in our trainings and our daily work.  This guide will provide definitions of our most commonly used terms.

Reporting Resources

LGBTQIA+ Resources

CFANS strives to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all. The LGBTQIA+ Resources page includes: definitions, name and pronoun resources and University policies, maps for gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, trainings, videos, and educational resources. 

Holidays and Religious Observances

Holidays and religious observances for University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students encompass various cultural, religious and spiritual communities. We want to honor and acknowledge the holy days and rich cultural traditions of our community. One helpful way to practice inclusion is to step back from assuming that our peers and colleagues fall into the same category as ourselves and to check in with one another to understand how these traditions and ceremonies resonate with one another.

Disability/Access Resources

The University of Minnesota values diverse identities and experiences, and honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity. Offices such as the Disability Resource Center partner with students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to facilitate accessibility and reduce barriers on campus to improve access for disabled people. Support is also available for university faculty, instructors and administrators to build accessibility into systems, processes and learning environments so that fewer individual accommodations may be required.

Women and Gender Equity

The Women’s Center, Artemisia Leadership Initiative, Women's Leadership Institute and the Aurora Center provide students, staff, and faculty multiple resources that advance gender equity across identities. They educate and inspire feminist leaders, advance an empowering intellectual environment, and advocate for an equitable University culture and community.