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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.
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  • Diversity & Inclusion News
    • Women’s Center summer hours
      Starting Friday, May 17, the Women’s Center will be open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The […]
    • Rainbow Dragon Center summer hours
      Starting Friday, May 17, the Rainbow Dragon Center will be open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. […]
    • LGBTQ+ faculty get-together
      Wednesday, May 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Radisson Hotel For all MSUM faculty who identify as LGBTQ+, please join us for an end-of-the-semester get-together on Wednesday, […]
    • Online LGBTQ+ Student Listening Session Form
      Do you feel like our campus is supporting its LGBTQ+ students? How could our campus community do better? If you […]
    • Multicultural Affairs Coordinator open forums
      Open forums for the final candidates for the Multicultural Affairs position will be held on May 13 and 14. We […]
    • American Indian Student Association Study Day Social
      Wednesday, May 8 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115) Come join us for conversation, food, and fun in the American Indian Center CMU 115 from […]
    • American Indian Center Cultural Night: Sweat Lodge Ceremony
      Wednesday, May 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Grassy area south of Center for Business Delvin Rogers, Three Affiliated Tribes-Arikara, will run a traditional sweat ceremony in the sweat lodge located on […]
    • Pacific Asian Celebration
      Monday, May 6 | 6-8 p.m. | CMU Ballroom Come join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month! There […]
    • AIC End of the Semester Event
      Wednesday, May 1 | 4-7 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115) Please join the American Indian Center as we close an amazing semester of events! Stop by […]
    • LGBTQ2+ Clothing Swap
      Friday, April 26 | 1-6 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150) Looking to get rid of old clothing? Looking to find new clothing for any occasion? Come to […]
    • Lavender Graduation
      Thursday, April 25 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | NDSU – Memorial Union Badlands Room Join us for a ceremony and reception recognizing LGBTQIA+ graduates from […]
    • Indigenous Cultural Appropriation and the Boy Scouts of America
      Wednesday, April 24 | 7 p.m. | King 110 Please join the American Indian Center, MSUM AISA, and MSUM Anthropology in a discussion and presentation on […]
    • MSUM Common Read: ‘The Other Wes Moore’
      We are pleased to announce MSUM will be sponsoring a Common Read for the fall of 2019. The purpose of […]
    • American Indian Center Cultural Circle Night: Sweat Lodge Ceremony
      Wednesday, April 17 | 7-9 p.m.​ | Next to Sustainability House Delvin Rogers, Three Affiliated Tribes-Arikara, will run a traditional ceremony […]
    • Safe Zone Level II Training 
      Wednesday, April 17 | 9 – 11 a.m. | CMU 203 Open to all MSUM and M State faculty, staff and […]
    • Clothesline Project display highlights survivor stories
      April 9-15 | Comstock Memorial Union Each year, Clothesline Project displays across the country raise awareness of the impact of gender-based violence. These powerful […]
    • Drag Show
      Friday, April 12 | 9 p.m. – Midnight | CMU Ballroom Come watch people dressed in drag and be amazed by their performances!
    • A Celebration of LGBTQ+ College Graduates
      Join us for a ceremony and reception recognizing LGBTQIA+ graduates from colleges in the Fargo-Moorhead area! Family, friends, faculty and […]
    • American Indian Center ‘Rant and Snacks’
      Wednesday, April 10 | 4-7 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115)  Got something on your mind? Come hang out, rant, and relax with some […]
    • ‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’ Film Screening
      Tuesday, April 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | LI 103 Join us as we celebrate black women’s leadership with our screening of the award-winning documentary “Standing On […]
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