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About the Diversity Council

The Minot State University Diversity Council is an institutional committee of faculty, staff, and students whose mission is to promote and build a diverse and inclusive university climate by extending diversity and inclusion awareness throughout the campus community. Our vision is to be an exemplary council that equips the campus community to support diversity and inclusion.

The Diversity Council's goals include:

  • to promote and sponsor activities and events supporting diversity;
  • to advocate for a diverse and inclusive campus community;
  • to forward to the university president recommendations that enhance a diverse and inclusive campus.

History

The Diversity Council was established in 1996 under the name "Cultural Diversity Committee." In March 1999, a report titled Multiculturalism & Diversity at Minot State University: An Assessment recommended that in order to "enhance multiculturalism and diversity at MSU," the institution should "utilize the Diversity Committee to encourage and establish additional opportunities for meaningful student-to-student interaction." The committee compiled a report and created the Diversity Plan, which was submitted to the State Board of Higher Education in January 2001. The committee disbanded after submitting that report.

The committee was revived as the Diversity Committee in Fall 2002, and its name was officially changed to the Diversity Council in Fall 2003. It has operated continuously since then as a standing institutional committee.

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If you have concerns about discrimination or incidents of racism on campus, you can make a report. Click on the Anti-Bias Button to connect to the Student Complaint and Anti-Discrimination Form. The information you submit will be sent to the Vice President of Student Affairs, who will make sure it is addressed by the appropriate campus departments.

 

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