Updates Regarding COVID-19

Thank you for connecting with the Women’s Center. We are wishing health, safety, and care for all members of our communities. 

The Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) and U of M are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and aligning our actions with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), CDC, and WHO recommendations.

Women's Center Staff Availability & Space Closures

To ensure the health and safety of our larger campus community, all Women’s Center staff will be operating remotely until further notice. The Women’s Center Student Lounge in Appleby Hall will also remain closed until further notice.

Please continue to visit our website, social media channels (@mnwomenscenter on all platforms), and sign up for our email newsletter for further updates. You can also contact individual staff members with specific questions.

Opportunities to Engage with the Women’s Center

Our staff continues to, where possible, adapt existing programs and initiatives to a virtual/online format (please check our online calendar for upcoming events). We will also continue to create digital content and virtual space to engage with our community. Both our full-time and student staff will be finding many ways to connect, create, and coexist together. Look for the latest updates on our Instagram as they become available. 

University Resources

Visit Safe Campus for the best up-to-date U of M system-wide information on COVID-19 infections and action, including University FAQs on the outbreak, messages from UMN leadership, and links to more information.

Access Office for Equity and Diversity-specific resources, i.e., ways in which OED units and initiatives continue to offer programming, consultation and support.

View the links in the sidebar to access additional resources for the University of Minnesota community.

Gender and COVID-19

Colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Women's Center have created an ever-evolving list of articles and resources regarding the connections between gender and COVID-19 that may be helpful in curriculum development as well as personal, interpersonal, and organizational education.

Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities and Work for Faculty, Staff and Students

The University is committed to supporting faculty and staff as they continue to advance the mission of the University while fulfilling their personal commitments. In addition to the information for working parents provided by the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has gathered information relevant to faculty and instructors.

Undergraduate and graduate student parents are encouraged to connect with the Student Parent HELP Center for support and resources.

Caregiving Testimonials

How have your caregiving responsibilities shifted or changed during the time of COVID? The Women’s Faculty Cabinet invites members of the University community to share their experiences through this form, with the intention of hearing each other’s voices and finding solidarity, as well as possible solutions and ideas.