Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Minnesota State University Moorhead strives to create a campus community that is diverse, inclusive, globally aware, and just.
Our campus community reflects the diversity of society and ensures MSUM is accessible and welcoming to students and employees who have historically been under-served by higher education. Our campus culture values and celebrates diversity of ideas, perspectives, and people creating a campus community that is just and equitable.
The Access, Opportunity and Success Scholars Program offers an award to student recipients each semester.
The AIC is a place to socialize, study and access resources that celebrate American Indian contributions.
The Center for Global Engagement advances global citizenship and intercultural competence for MSUM to engage local and regional communities in our global efforts.
Returning international and study abroad students become Diplomats for the new international students.
The English language program verifies that a non-native speaker has the English abilities to engage in academic, professional and business exchanges.
MSUM provide on campus gender inclusive housing allowing for individuals to live together regardless of biological sex.
Inclusive restrooms is one that anyone of any gender can use. MSUM campus map showing locations for all gender/gender neutral restrooms.
The Intercultural Center offers educational and cultural programming providing opportunities to engage on international and domestic diversity.
International Student & Scholar Services is committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating an international environment at MSUM.
It's On Us is a national campaign that MSUM has adopted focusing on increasing education, awareness and prevention of sexual violence.
MSUM’s campus provides three private lactation and meditation rooms that offer quiet spaces to nurse, pump or pray throughout the weekday.
The MSUM Campus CARE Team serves as a resource to contact if they have concerns about a student.
MSUM Counseling Services offers free and confidential mental health, alcohol and drug, sexual assault and violence counseling.
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers a variety of programming and specialized resources, our centers help build a campus community that is diverse, inclusive, globally aware and just.
MSUM is dedicated to creating an opportunity for everyone to select the first, middle, and last name that best matches their self-identification.
The Pulse Mentorship Program is a network of LGBTQ+ college students and LGBTQ+ or ally mentors from the Fargo-Moorhead community.
The RDC offers a supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty to feel a sense of belonging and learn how to be an advocate and ally.
The RATC offers consultation services and direct assessments to impaired individuals who are users of AAC and other assistive technology.
Safe Zone training provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for participants to become qualified Safe Zone Contacts.
MSUM offers a variety of diverse and inclusive scholarships for current and incoming students.
MSUM is committed to providing a safe space for students to live and learn, and for employees to work.
The SMART Start Program is designed to empower new students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
The MSUM Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic offers a complete range of speech, language and hearing services to people of all ages.
Minnesota State University Moorhead prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender in education programs and activities.
The MSUM Veterans Resource Center provides counseling on maximizing your educational benefits and recruites veterans and veterans’ dependents.
The Women’s Center provides an inspiring and dynamic space for students, faculty and staff to find community and learn about gender and critical social justice.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2023Hispanic Heritage Month Annually from September 15 through October 15, MSUM observes and celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. This gives us an intentional time to honor and highlight the contributions and sacrifices from our Hispanic leaders, students, employees and community members. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host collaborative events with other campus departments and student organizations to celebrate […]
Minnesota State Equity Scorecard Webinar: An Overview, Demonstration and Leveraging the ToolAs we continue to build capacity across campus to eliminate disparities and build our collective awareness of institutional barriers to student success, you are encouraged to attend this webinar with your team hosted by the MinnState Center for Data Access & Analytics and the Office of Equity & Inclusion. They will demonstrate how the scorecard serves as a resource to […]
FM PRIDE is HERE- Want to Volunteer?‘Tis the season for FM Pride! Grab your favorite pride or dragon apparel and join us at Pride in the Park and the Pride Parade. Pride in the Park on Saturday | 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m August 12| Bluestem Center for the Arts If you would like to table and talk with community members about our university, […]
Equity 2030 blog article posted on basic needsThe latest Equity 2030 blog article, titled Strategic 211 Partnership Comprehensively Supported Student Basic Needs in First Year, and authored by Dr. Paul Shepherd, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, has been posted. This article, as well as past and future blog posts, can be found on the Minnesota State Equity 2030 blog webpage.
Statue honoring Black Civil War hero and pioneer barber to stand on MSUM campusThe statue of Battles will stand at the campus of MSUM, near the Paseka School of Business. It is part of a project to honor him for his courage and entrepreneurial spirit. By Kevin WallevandJune 23, 2023 MOORHEAD — At Sanders Metal Products in north Fargo, there is the sound of presses and machinery at work, where high-pressure water and sand […]
MSUM acknowledges that it occupies the ancestral land of the Anishinaabe Ojibwe, Dakota Sisseton/ Wahpeton and Yanktonai Dakota First Nations. With respect, we honor the elders, past and present, who have stewarded this land through generations. We acknowledge that we are on these traditional lands as a demonstration of our respect and understanding of where we are. We will strive to build towards a better relationship between our university and the indigenous people still present with us today.