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MSU Diversity Council

Activities and Events

Dr. Joseph Flynn

The Diversity Council helps support and promote events that foster a diverse and inclusive campus community. To add an event to this list, send the details to Please include the name, date, and time of the event together with any contact information.

The Diversity Council also can support events through grants of matching funds. Organizations interested in such support can request matching funds.

Diversity Organization Meetings: Please let us know if you'd like your meeting listed here!

  • During fall semester 2021, the Diversity Council will be meeting on the third Monday of every month at 2:00 pm. Please contact us for an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

Diversity Council's 2021-22 Academic Year-Long Initiative

September 2021

October 2021

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day Monday, October 11
– Smudging Ceremony, Native American Cultural Center, 9:00 AM
– MHA Nation Powwow Drum and Dance Styles, Beaver Dam, Noon
We are Still Here: Presentation by Bill Brien, "Hope Through Art," Northwest Art Center, 6:00 pm

  • Assistive Technology Scavenger Hunt, Memorial Hall 218, 9:00 AM–2:00 PM

November 2021

  • Native American Cultural Month: Native American Cultural Center Lunch and Open House
    Monday, Nov 1, 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    Student Center Room 305
  • Native American Cultural Month: Reservation Dogs (FXtv) watch party
    Tuesday, Nov 2, 5:00 PM
    Student Center Room 305
  • International Cultural Celebration
    Thurs, Nov 4, 2021 12:30–2:30 PM
    2nd floor of Student Center
  • Native American Cultural Month: "Tribal State Relations."
    Speaker Nathan Davis, ND Indian Affairs Commission Director.
    Tues, Nov 9, 2021 2:00–3:30 PM
    Conference Center, third floor, Student Center
  • Global Sights Photo Contest
  • Drag 101 Workshop and Show
    Workshop Friday, Nov 12, 6:00–10:00 PM and Saturday, Nov 13, 9:00AM–10:00 PM
    Show Saturday, Nov 13, 7:30 PM
    Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
    Scan the QCard on one of the posters on-campus to sign up for the workshop!
  • Native American Cultural Month: Movie – Gather
    Tues, Nov 16, 2021 2:00–4:00 PM
    Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
  • Native American Cultural Month: Craft, Jewelry-making
    The Native American Center has limited kits for two styles of earrings--email to reserve your kit, pick up the kit, and follow the video instructions to complete your piece of jewelry.
    email to reserve your kit

February 2022

  • Stand-up 101: Bystander Intervention Training
    During February, get trained with Hollaback! a program that offers bystander intervention training, with the mission to end harassment in all its forms. The online Hollaback! training will be one of the 3 events completed in order to earn the Diversity Council's Allyship Award certificate.

    Click here for information about the sessions on February 8, February 22, and March 1.
  • Dragging with the Stars Talent Show
    Saturday, February 12, 7:00 PM
    Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
    Free entry to Minot State students with your student ID.
  • Two Friends: Mixed-media Prints by artist Erin Wohletz
    The Northwest Arts Center is featuring an exhibition by nonbinary artist and printmaker Erin Wohletz of Knoxville, TN on January 13 through February 24. The artists is visiting campus on 2/14–2/18 for a reception on February 17 from 6:30–8:00 PM, a mezzotint printmaking workshop, and an art seminar presentation in Hartnett Hall's Aleshire Theater at noon on Friday, 2/18. 

March 2022

April 2022

  • Rising Out of Hatred, the Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
    Exclusive livestream discussion with author Eli Saslow
    Tuesday, April 12, 3:00–4:00 PM
    Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
  • Ziigwan Ondaadiziike (Spring Birth) Community Garden Gathering
    Fri, Apr 22 (Earth Day) at 3:00 PM
    Located across the street from Model Hall (725 University Ave)
    The Red and Green School is a collection of community gardens to promote ecological education. Guests include: Alex DeCoteau (Gechitwaabandang), elder and Ojibwe language high school teacher from Turtle Mountain; Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, founder of 7 Generation Games and the oldest member of the Three Affiliated Tribes living in Minot; and Carol (Brugh) Lone Fight. 
  • 32nd Annual Spring Honor Dance & Powwow Celebration
    Fri, Apr 22–Sat, Apr 23, 2022
    MSU Dome