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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

RIGS Undergraduate Student Survey

The Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS) was founded by the chairs of the departments of African American & African Studies, Gender Women’s and Sexuality Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, and Asian American Studies. These units’ work and spaces challenge commonly understood notions and practices of diversity and equity, and reflect long-running traditions of student activism and social justice research.  RIGS builds on the intellectual work of these units to highlight, support, and grow the important research on diversity, inequality, and social justice across the University in meaningful and generative ways.  Working collaboratively across academic disciplines, RIGS goes beyond a single faculty hire or student recruitment program to generate interdisciplinary solutions to the challenges we face to develop just and sustainable communities in the global midwest.   

This fall the RIGS Initiative is looking to hear from UMN undergraduate students and learn more about their experiences with courses offered in the RIGS-related departments. Specifically, RIGS wants to know about how these courses have influenced your future ambitions (career, graduate school, etc.) and how RIGS courses can continue to serve students at the UMN. We strongly encourage students who are majors, minors, or have completed significant coursework in RIGS departments to complete the survey.  Please share this information with students, on social media, and mailing lists. Click here to launch the survey. If you have any questions, please contact RIGS at rigs@umn.edu.  Thank you!