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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
    • Gloria Lucas, Body Positive Activist, Keynote on Eating Disorders and Body Love
      Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | CMU 105 Gloria Lucas, queer Xicana body positive activist, entrepreneur, and founder of […]
    • 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 […]
    • RACE: Are We So Different?
      The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of […]
    • Save the date for the 31st annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow
      Saturday, March 28, 2020 | Nemzek Fieldhouse The 31st annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow (WHPP) will be held on […]
    • Coming Out Week Events
      October 7-11 Join the Rainbow Dragon Center and members of SPECTRUM to celebrate Coming Out Week October 7-11! Events are […]
    • Share Your Coming Out Story
      Thursday, Oct. 10 | 6 p.m. | Center for the Arts Do you have a story about coming out as […]
    • 2019-2020 Equity and Inclusion Competency Series
      October Offering: Equity Lens to Policy Review Our competency series has returned! The second webinar will take place on Tuesday, […]
    • ‘New York Times’ best-selling author Wes Moore at MSUM Oct. 8
      Tuesday, Oct. 8 | 7 p.m. | Hansen Theatre Our evening with Wes Moore on Oct. 8 is nearly sold out! If […]
    • AISA social
      Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 3-6 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115) Did you miss the AISA social? Well, good […]
    • ‘Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice. Fighting for Political Empowerment for Latinos in the U.S.’
      Hispanic Heritage Month movie showing with guest speaker Maria Berlin Wednesday, Sept. 25 | 2-4 p.m. | CMU 203 Keeping […]
    • Minnesota State Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Competency Series
      The Minnesota State Equity and Inclusion office is excited to announce this year’s Competency Series. The first webinar is this […]
    • MSUM Common Read features best-selling author Wes Moore
      Tuesday, Oct. 8 | 7 p.m. | Hansen Theatre
    • Ride the Train for Pride
      Sunday, Aug. 11 | 2-4 p.m. | Moorhead Center Mall to Fargo Civic Center We invite faculty and staff to […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Puja Sharma-Husmann
      Meet MSUM’s Program Coordinator for Multicultural Affairs, Puja Sharma-Husmann. Her drive and dedication to help students show what it means […]
    • RACE Exhibit Dialogue Meetings
      Oct. 15 & Nov. 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Livingston Lord Library
    • Women’s Center and Rainbow Dragon Center Closed July 15-19
      The Women’s Center (BR 154) and the Rainbow Dragon Center (BR 150) will close July 15-19 for cleaning. Both centers […]
    • MSUM new hires
      Please join us in welcoming the following employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead!  Make sure to stop by their departments […]
    • 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, […]
If you’d like more information about our programs or MSUM opportunities, chat with an admissions representative.