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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

  • The Minnesota State University Moorhead Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers four cultural and identity centers open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Through a variety of programming and specialized resources, our centers help build a campus community that is diverse, inclusive, globally aware and just.

  • Diversity & Inclusion Resources
    Cultural & Identity Centers
    Our cultural and identity centers are unique spaces providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to find a sense of community, support and belonging; to learn more about the diverse cultures and identities associated with each center; to engage in courageous conversations; and to empower themselves and each other.
    Support Services & Advocacy
    We offer a wide range of support services to help you achieve your personal, academic and career goals. We work with staff, faculty and administrators to advocate for your needs and to foster an inclusive campus environment.
    Programming & Events
    We collaborate with student organizations, campus departments and faculty to offer events that celebrate history and heritage months and the diverse cultures and identities represented on our campus and in the community. See all our upcoming diversity events and activities on DragonCentral.
    Resources & Scholarships
    We provide appropriate resources and referrals to support your success. Our office awards eight different types of diversity scholarships, and we will help you locate other funding sources.
    Lactation & Meditation Spaces
    MSUM offers three private lactation and meditation rooms that offer quiet spaces to nurse, pump or pray throughout the weekdays. These spaces are available to the campus community as well as visitors.
    SMART Start Program
    The SMART Start Program is designed to empower new students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. Participants engage in activities to share their diverse cultures and identities, participate in workshops to learn about resources available on campus, and develop a support network among their peers, staff and faculty.
  • Diversity & Inclusion News
    • ‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’ Film Screening & Discussion
      Thursday, Feb. 21 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Langseth 104 This Black History Month, the Black Student Union and MSUM Women’s Center come together for a screening […]
    • Cultural Diversity in Fargo-Moorhead
      Thursday, Feb. 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | CMU 203 Join PRSA Foundation Bateman Case Study Competition participants in welcoming Christian Harris– the Executive Director […]
    • Feminist Valentines
      Need a Valentine for your BFF or boo? What could be better than a one-of-a-kind feminist valentine created by MSUM […]
    • Pulse Mentorship Social
      Thursday, Feb. 7 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center Join the Pulse Mentorship Program for our informational social! Students and staff at MSUM have worked […]
    • Knitting Circle in the Women’s Center
      Thursday, Feb. 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Women’s Center Do you knit? Do you crochet? Do you want to learn?  Join us on Thursday, Feb. […]
    • Pulse Mentorship Social
      Thursday, Feb. 7 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center Join the Pulse Mentorship Program for our informational social! Students and staff at MSUM have worked together […]
    • Swipe Right? Sex Trafficking & Online Dating Safety
      Tuesday, Feb. 5 | 3-4:30 p.m. | CMU 203 Join presenters from Rape & Abuse Crisis Center (RACC) and MN Safe Harbor for a workshop […]
    • Apply to be a mentor or mentee for the Pulse Mentorship Program
      Students and staff at MSUM have worked together to create a program that matches LGBTQ+ college students with LGBTQ+ or […]
    • Apply to be a mentor or mentee for the Pulse Mentorship Program
      Students and staff at MSUM have worked together to create a program that matches LGBTQ+ college students with LGBTQ+ or […]
    • Dana Bisignani invited to speak at Unitarian Universalist Church on Jan. 27
      Sunday, Jan. 27 | 11 a.m. | Unitarian Universalist Church (121 9th St S, Fargo) Women’s Center Coordinator Dana Bisignani was recently invited to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church during their […]
    • Diverse Student Social
      Friday, Jan. 18 | 3-4:30 p.m.| Intercultural Center (CMU 121) The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to invite you and your organization to the Diverse […]
    • MSUM hosts Dream Alive Celebration Jan. 15
      Tuesday, Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. | CMU Ballroom
    • Women’s Center & Rainbow Dragon Center winter break hours
      The Women’s Center and Rainbow Dragon Center will be closed over winter break December 22 through January 6. Both centers […]
    • Coffee with President Anne
      President Anne welcomes new employees to MSUM by sharing coffee and conversation with them. Included in the photo from left […]
    • Focus group: Culturally relevant and inclusive curriculum, instruction
      Monday, Dec. 10 | 4-5 p.m. | CMU 203 Donna Brown, Chief Diversity Officer and Marsha Weber, Interim Vice President […]
    • American Indian Heritage Month
      November 2018 Wednesday, November 28 7 p.m.     Sweat Lodge Ceremony (grassy area south of Paseka School of Business) Delvin […]
    • ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Auditions
      Wednesday, Nov. 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium (Weld Hall 0106) The vaginas are back! Students are invited to audition […]
    • Safe Zone Program
      Friday, Nov. 30 | 9-11 a.m. | CMU 203 The Safe Zone Program is an interactive training where participants learn […]
    • 1200+
      Friday, Nov. 16 | 2 p.m. | King 110 The SoMAD Department is collaborating with the Office of Diversity & […]
    • Practicing Restorative Justice Conference
      Friday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | MSUM CMU MSUM and the Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and […]
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