Diversity Events
Campus and community events that foster diversity and inclusiveness are listed below. To add an event to this list, send details to the Council's Co-Chair

January Events

  • Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
    MSU students will continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission to help underprivileged individuals by volunteering with non-profit organization

February Events

  • Feb 15: I Have A Dream writing contest submission deadline
    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    These words still resonate today as we celebrate the birthday of a man with a dream. The MSU Diversity Council invites enrolled MSU student to tell us their dream, in a written format that showcases their writing talents (i.e. essay, short story, poetry, etc). Entries may be submitted to the Council's Co-Chairs via email.

    Prizes: MSU bookstore credit
    1st place: $100
    2nd place: $75
    3rd place: $50

    For questions, contact Annette Mennem at 858-3112 or another Diversity Council member.
  • Feb 12 & 20: Black History Month Activities
    Multicultural Center, time TBA
  • Feb. 21: International Mother Language Day
    Minot State University along with Minot Public Schools are organizing an event on campus that will take place on Feb. 21 that coincides with International Mother Language Day. This global celebration promotes diversity and inclusiveness around the world. Contact Dr. Sayeed Sajal for more info.
    5 pm, Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Old Main

March Events

  • March 27: IMPACT Self Defense Training
    Empowering Women through this internationally recognized self defense class. Participants must register ahead of time by calling the MSU Wellness Center at (701) 858-4084.
    Free- Compliments of the MSU Diversity Council
    6-9pm, MSU Wellness Center Group X

April Events

  • April 4: No Excuse for Abuse Run On Red Event
    In recognition of March as Sexual Assault Awareness month, this goal of this event is to increase awareness of the causes, effects and remedies to sexualized violence. Teams will be formulated to run relays. Prizes, games, and food will be provided. 
    7 pm, MSU Dome

  • April 9 and 16: Would You Pass the Citizenship Test?
    11 am - 1 pm, Multicultural Center, 1st floor of Student Center

    Put your knowledge of U.S. government and history to the test!

    Before new Americans take the Oath of U.S. Citizenship, they must pass a naturalization test administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Applicants must answer 10 questions related to American government, history and integrated civics, such as geography, symbolism and holidays. Join us in the Multicultural Center to try a sample test.
  • April 26, 27 & 30: Annual Spring Honor Dance & Powwow Celebration
    MSU Dome

May Events

  • Celebrating Graduates from Near and Far
    TBD in the Multicultural Center, 1st floor of Student Center

Download the spring 2019 calendar of events [.jpg]

Council's Mission and Vision
The MSU Diversity Council's mission is to promote the vitality of community and culture through building a diverse and inclusive university climate. Our vision is to be an exemplary Council that equips the MSU community to support diversity and inclusion.


» MSU Convocation 2017 Diversity Council Presentation [pptx]




Page last updated:  March 25, 2019 (lc)