• Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) educates and supports students from all cultures. ODI believes in holistic education by empowering the MSUM community to challenge the status quo, dialogue in courageous conversations, and inspire the best from themselves and others with "grit, humility, and heart."

    ODI offers several scholarship opportunities to help students fund their education. Check out our Scholarships page to learn more and fill out the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Interested in learning about MSUM's preferred name procedure? Find out more about Preferred Name.

    Members of campus hosting an event which supports the Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s mission can apply for the Diversity Events Fund.

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  • Diversity and Inclusion Events

    SPANISH LANGUAGE TABLE Sept. 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121 Join us to learn some words/phrases in Spanish or practice speaking what you already know. Collaborative event with the Spanish Program and Spanish Club. Prof. Kátia Sherman will be in attendance at all sessions. Also offered on October 11 and 18.  DIVERSE STUDENT […]

    Dragons in the News

    Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last week. Encouraging Diversity in the Red River Valley, KVRR: “After the UND Snapchat controversy went viral, some people are asking if schools and communities are doing enough to educate students about diversity sensitivity. NDSU and MSUM both have plenty of information online highlighting the […]

    Level One Safe Zone Program Training

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce our updated Safe Zone Program. The Safe Zone Program is a collaborative initiative with Minnesota State Community and Technical College that consists of interactive trainings where participants will learn about the LGBTQ+ community, campus resources, the importance of inclusive language and creating safe spaces, and […]

    Take Back the Night Sept. 15

    Thursday, Sept. 15 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Campus Mall  Join the Campus Feminist Organization, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Women’s Center and Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a Take Back the Night rally and march Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the campus mall. The event will include free food and music as […]

    Student Senate Diversity Committee Recruiting New Members

    The Student Senate diversity committee is currently recruiting for new members. You DO NOT need to be a student senator to join the committee. If you’re passionate about diversity and interested in joining you can contact the chair, Lexi Byler, at bylerel@mnstate.edu.

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  • Student Athlete Freshman Orientation 9/28/2016 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    4:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Nemzek NZ 0202 Classroom

    Student Athlete Freshman Orientation 9/28/2016 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    5:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Nemzek NZ 0105 - Field House

    Biosciences Student Seminar Series 9/28/2016 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM

    5:45 PM to 7:15 PM - Library LI 0100 Library Porch

    Volleyball @ SMSU 9/30/2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Nemzek AWAY

    Soccer Match @ Augustana 10/1/2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Nemzek AWAY

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