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CAMPUS PROFILE: University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus of the University of Minnesota System. Around 36,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus of the University of Minnesota System. Around 36,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university. 


Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations:

College Republicans at the University of Minnesota

Clarion Project

Federalist Society

John Quincy Adams Society

Students Supporting Israel at the University of Minnesota

Turning Point USA

 

Liberal Organizations: 

American Constitution Society

CEMS SOAR (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Students Organizing Against Racism)

College Democrats at the University of Minnesota

Compass: Undergraduate

Energy and Environmental Policy Club

Feminist Student Activist Collective

Girl Up at the University of Minnesota

Leading Women of Tomorrow

Minnesota Youth Collective at UMTC

Promoting Recognition of Identity, Dignity, and Equality (PRIDE) in Healthcare

Queer Student Cultural Center

Sex Ed &Equity

Spectrum - APIDA Pride

Students for Climate Justice at UMN

Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for Reproductive Freedom

Twin Cities Overwatch Project

University Pro-Choice Coalition

Women for Political Change

Young Democratic Socialists of America at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


OpenSecrets Data on University of Minnesota Twin Cities Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 99% of University of Minnesota Twin Cities employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 0% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

University of Minnesota Twin Cities has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “at least one university ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional.



COVID-19:

University of Minnesota Twin Cities is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students. 

 


Campus Reform Stories about University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Minnesota student leader: make life ‘hell’ for campus cops

A University of Minnesota student government member requested that classmates make life “hell” for police officers on campus. She was reportedly responding to a letter asking for the University of Minnesota Police Department police chief’s resignation for disregarding “student demands.”


Students see spike in reported violent crime after University of Minnesota cuts ties with Minneapolis Police Department

Students have expressed serious concerns about their safety at the University of Minnesota due to an increase in crime and a lack of police presence. Students saw a sudden uptick in public safety announcements detailing local violent crimes soon after UMN announced it would cut ties with local police.


University of Minnesota motions to dismiss Shapiro lawsuit

The University of Minnesota filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from the Young America's Foundation, which the conservative organization filed in July after UMN moved a conservative event to a different venue. UMN argues in the motion that the Constitution does not "guarantee a right to host an event in a particular venue," but previous court precedent suggests YAF's effort might prevail.