University of Minnesota-Duluth Resources

Have a resource? Email details to [email protected]. Tell us if the resource is specific to one campus or system-wide. Resources should support immigration needs (legal, counseling or other support services) and be available to students, staff or faculty.

Please Note: International students and scholars should contact the international student office for their campus.

Legal Resources

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Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Eligibility: Immigrant and refugee families whose household income is 187.5 percent below federal poverty guidelines.

Review ILCM's website for hours and the types of cases served

Telephone: 651-641-1011
Client Line: 1-800-223-1368
Location: 450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55104 Also has legal staff in Worthington, Austin and Moorhead.

Legal Aid Service of Northeast Minnesota

Eligibility: Low income residents of northeastern Minnesota

 (218) 623-8100 or (800) 933-1112
Location: 302 Ordean Bldg., 424 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802


  • Legal services at no charge to eligible low income residents
  • Civil legal services to protect basic needs of clients (food, shelter, medical insurance, income protection and safety)
  • Assistance might include representation, advice or referral.\

Volunteer Lawyers Network

Eligibility: Serves low-income people in Minnesota. Call the in-take line or complete the online intake form to see if you qualify.

Website and Intake Information

Client In-take Line: 612-752-6677


  • Volunteer lawyers provide legal services in most types of civil issues, such as housing, bankruptcy, family, criminal expungement, and debt collection

Advocates for Human Rights

Eligibility: Represents asylum seekers


Telephone: 612-341-3302
Immigrant Client Line: 612-341-9845
Location: 330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401


  • Partners pro bono attorneys with local immigration law experts to deliver client-centered legal case management for asylum seekers
  • Advocates for U.S. immigration policies that respect human rights and monitors U.S. compliance with international human rights obligations
  • Works to combat anti-immigrant sentiment through public outreach and education

An online resource to help people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities and answer questions about legal rights and forms. Information is specific to Minnesota and offered in several different languages. Review the section on immigration and immigrants.

Counseling Services

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UMN Duluth Counseling Services

Eligibility: Free for registered UMN Duluth students


Telephone: 218-726-7913 or TTY/TDD: 800-627-3529
Location: UMD Health Services, 615 Niagara Court, Duluth


  • Individual and group counseling;
  • Drop-in consultations;
  • Rising Above program to help students develop resilience to stress (Call 218-726-7913).

Learn to Live

Eligibility: Free for all Student Services Fee-paying UMN students on all system campuses.

Web: Visit Learn to Live and enter code “UMN”


  • Free online programs for stress, depression and social anxiety.
  • Resources include individual assessments and self-paged programs.

Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility: All benefits-eligible employees on all system campuses, along with spouse and dependent children.

 888-243-5744 or 612-625-2820


  • Can meet with counselor on-campus or off-campus
  • Appointment arranged with the counselor;
  • Up to eight counseling sessions at no cost.

Immigrants Rising Wellness Support Groups

Please note: These groups are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

Immigrants Rising arranges virtual wellness support groups for undocumented young people. Please refer to the Immigrants Rising website for more information.

Other Support Services

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Financial Assistance for Undocumented Students

In addition to the UMN's Dream Fund, the following organizations have information about financial assistance for undocumented students.

Please Note: We are providing these links for informational purposes. We do not have any additional information.

UMN Duluth Office of International Student Services

Eligibility: UMN Duluth international students


Telephone: 218-726-7305
Location: 237, 247, and 249 Kirby Student Center, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth


  • Assist international students with accomplishing academic and personal goals
  • Academic, immigration and personal advising
  • Programs to help students connect with the university community and Duluth community

UMN Duluth Office of Cultural Diversity

Eligibility: UMN Duluth students, faculty and staff


Telephone: 218-726-8444
Location: 233 Kirby Student Center, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth


  • Programs and services that support the retention and graduation of International,African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/Chicano, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students

MN Department of Human Rights Discrimination Hotline

Eligibility: Anyone who experienced or witnessed discrimination or bias within Minnesota

Phone Number: 1-833-454-0148

More information:

  • Filling out this form does not mean you filed a charge of discrimination. Investigators will review the information submitted to determine if the reported incident is covered under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. 
  • This chart explains what happens after someone reports discrimination or bias.
  • Individuals have up to one year to report the alleged act of discrimination to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.