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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
    • Virtual networking events with local leaders
      Check out the upcoming networking events hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Professionals of Color program. Virtual Networking […]
    • Employee Resource Group (ERG) Kickoff
      Please join the Minnesota State Office of Equity & Inclusion as we begin the process of forming Employee Resource Groups […]
    • Educational Development Digest: July 2020
      Applying an equity and anti-racist lens to our pedagogy and practicePedagogy and Practice Applying an equity and anti-racist lens to […]
    • New anti-racism and social justice titles added to library’s OverDrive collection
      OverDrive, our library’s digital reading platform, announced a new program called Black Lives Matter: Community Reads ( These #ownvoices titles […]
    • ‘I am George Floyd’ – A message from Jered Pigeon
      Dear Dragons, “I am George Floyd” As I write you today, my soul hurts. I know the personal pain that […]
    • Why #DefundThePolice? – A Discussion
      Tuesday, June 16 | 3 p.m. | Zoom In the weeks following the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]
    • Discussion:”Why Defund the Police?”
      In the weeks following the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, many […]
    • MSUM Sweat Lodge closes
      The Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Sweat Lodge, which was located on the strip of grass south of the Paseka […]
    • I AM GEORGE FLOYD: Reflections & strategies for anti-racism across Minnesota State
      Wednesday, June 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Minnesota State Indigenous Men & Men of Color Workgroup will […]
    • 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. […]
If you’d like more information about our programs or MSUM opportunities, chat with an admissions representative.