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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
    • From the Women’s Center Desk: Thoughts on Casual Fatphobia during the Pandemic
      The recent pandemic has escalated casual fatphobia, particularly online, and the Women’s Center has created a resource to help our community fight […]
    • Lavender Graduation
      Register by May 15th The FM Area LGBTQ College Alliance is hosting Lavender Graduation virtually! The celebration will be held […]
    • Office of Diversity & Inclusion Zoom Room Meet & Greets
      Thursdays | 1-2 p.m. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will have “Zoom Room Meet and Greet” with students. We […]
    • Queer-antine Story Time
      Tuesdays and Thursdays | 3:30-4 p.m. | Facebook Live Join members of MSUM’s Rainbow Dragon Center live on Facebook every […]
    • A Clan of Our Own: Coming Out Experiences of Gay Hmong Men
      Wednesday, April 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by attending this […]
    • Safe Zone Level II Training
      Friday, April 24 | 9-11 a.m. Safe Zone Level II Training is just around the corner! Presented by local trans […]
    • The Birds, the Bees & and the Virus
      Wednesday, April 15 | 12-12:30 p.m. Join Ponny White to learn about safer sex during a time of physical distancing […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Amanda DeLaPointe
      Meet MSUM’s new office manager of diversity and inclusion, Amanda DeLaPointe. She is looking forward to supporting her staff and […]
    • Volunteers Needed for Woodlands and High Plains Powwow March 28
      Volunteers are needed for the annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow to be held on Saturday, March 28, in the […]
    • American Indian Culture in the Classroom
      Feb. 27 | 1-2:15 p.m. | LO 102 Ricky White (Anishinabe) is the founder and CEO of First Nation’s Consultants. […]
    • Upcoming Black History Month events
      Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting Black Votes Matter – Our Vote is Our Voice on Tuesday, Feb. […]
    • MSUM welcomes Cooper Bombardier
      Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Library Porch We are proud to welcome Cooper Bombardier to MSUM! Cooper Lee […]
    • Students to represent MSUM at Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Conference
      In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the College of Business and Innovation, the African Student Union […]
    • Winter Open House
      January 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Bridges 150 and 154 Drop in the Rainbow Dragon Center and Women’s Center (Bridges […]
    • MSUM to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 5 p.m. | CMU Ballroom MSUM will host a panel of speakers celebrating Martin Luther King, […]
    • Commemorating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Commemorating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (TEDx style) Tuesday, January 21, 2020Refreshments – 5 p.m. | Program – […]
    • Dragon Center and Women’s Center Winter Open House
      Thursday, Jan. 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Bridges 150 and 154 You’re invited! The rainbow Dragon Center and Women’s Center […]
    • MSUM New Hires
      Please join us in welcoming the following employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by their departments to […]
    • Annual African Night this Saturday
      Saturday, Nov. 9 | 5 p.m. | CMU Ballroom The MSUM African Student Union will be hosting their annual African […]
    • Safe Zone Level I Training
      Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 9-11 a.m. | CMU 203 Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to register for Safe Zone […]
If you’d like more information about our programs or MSUM opportunities, chat with an admissions representative.