Campus Programs

The Wellness Center hosts many programs for the Minot State University community including Beaver Bike Share, CPR/AED training, and a food pantry.

Stop by our front desk to check out a Beaver Bike and ride through campus and the Minot community in style. As a student, faculty, or staff member, you are welcome to participate in this experience, weather permitting, for free.

The Wellness Center offers CPR/AED training to the campus community. For more information, contact our wellness coordinator, Courtenay Brekhus, at

The purpose of the Minot State Food Pantry is to supply free food items for any member of the MInot State University community who may be experiencing hunger or struggling to buy food. The pantry is open to all Minot State student, faculty, and staff Monday through Friday from 7-11:30 a.m. and 2-6 p.m. and on Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m. The food pantry is ran by Lutheran Campus Ministries.

MSUWell is sponsoring food trucks on campus this summer. All food and coffee trucks will be parked outside the north entrance of the Beaver Dam on 11th Avenue next to the picnic tables.


The mission of MSUWell is to promote the 8 Dimensions of Wellness by using a collaborative campus approach through health promotion, educational programming, and service to the Minot State community.

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness are EmotionalPhysicalOccupationalIntellectualSocialSpiritual, Environmental, and Multicultural.

MSUWell committee members

  • Karina Stander, Residence Life
  • Courtenay Brekhus, Wellness Center


  • Debrah Haman, Student Health Center
  • Paul Brekke, Wellness Center
  • Dan Conn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, TEHP
  • Teresa Loftesnes, Marketing
  • Sherie Saltveit, Center for Extended Learning
  • Dr. Dianna Anderson, Assistant Professor, Music
  • Anna Dykeman, Campus Minister

Annual events

  • 5K Homecoming Fun Run- Wellness Scholarship Fundraiser
  • Blood Drives
  • Walking Challenge
  • Wellness Fair
  • Healthy Holiday Challenge
  • Biggest Loser Challenge


Did you know the Wellness Center owns camping equipment? As a student, you can rent the supplies you need for a retreat in nature. Contact Benjamin Lazar, coordinator of recreation programs, at for more information.

The purpose of Step UP! is to educate and inspire behavior that is positive, helpful, and intended to promote social responsibility, acceptance, and friendship.

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help...but didn't?


This situation is more common than you might think and is known as the bystander effect. That's why Minot State has implemented the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program. Step UP! is used nationally by athletics, Greek life, student affairs, campus health, violence prevention centers, residence life, and many others. 

Step UP! Campus Presentations 

If you are interested in hosting a StepUp Presentation please contact Karina Stander, 701-858-3993, or Courtenay Brekhus, 701-858-4082. 

Presentations typically last around 1-1.5 hours. Participants will leave with a stronger understanding of why we don't Step UP! and fall into the bystander trap, how to Step UP!, and a list of campus and community resources. 



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Campus Policies can be found in the MSU Student Handbook

Is your department, class, club, or team interested in building stronger communication and bonding? We offer team building at the Wellness Center! Contact Benjamin Lazar, coordinator of recreation programs, at for more information.