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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
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • ‘Invisible Reality’: A Conversation about Colorism
      Thursday, April 4 | 3-4 p.m. | Art Annex Join us as we celebrate this photography/interview project created by MSUM students Talyne Nganansou Gnangassa and […]
    • 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 […]
    • American Indian Center Cultural Circle: Game Night
      Wednesday, April 3 | 4-7 p.m. | American Indian Center  Play a fun board game while learning about Anishinaabeg History, […]
    • Performance: ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’
      March 28 & 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium The Black Student Union and MSUM Women’s Center proudly present two nights of Ntosake Shange’s revolutionary, […]
    • AIC Cultural Circle Night: ‘Young Lakota’ Viewing
      Wednesday, March 27 | 4-7 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115) To celebrate Women’s History Month, please join the American Indian Center in viewing “Young Lakota.” “Young Lakota” […]
    • American Indian Center Cultural Circle Night: ‘Reel Injun’ documentary showing and discussion rescheduled
      Wednesday, March 20 | 4-7 p.m. | American Indian Center (CMU 115) “Reel Injun” is a 2009 Canadian documentary that explore the various stereotypes about Natives in […]
    • ‘Out of Storage’: Women Artists in the Plains Art Museum Collection
      Tuesday, March 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | CMU 203 Join us for a panel discussion about a student-centered project titled “Out of Storage,” led by […]
    • Office of Diversity and Inclusion listening sessions
      Wednesday, March 13 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | CMU 208 On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, […]
    • LGBTQ+ student listening session
      Wednesday, March 13 | 1-2 p.m. | CMU 208 Do you feel like our campus is supporting its LGBTQ+ students? How could our campus community do […]
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