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Minot State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
Phone
(701) 858-3350
Email address
askmsu@minotstateu.edu
School Information
"Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life" (Source: https://www.minotstateu.edu/strategicplan/). Minot offers over 100 academic programs with approximately 3,000 students enrolled. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.
General Information
MSU has created a Diversity Council in order to engage in the movement for anti-racism. MSU has also instituted anti-racism training for student-athletes and the athletics staff. MSU offers some courses on DEI. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On October 22, 2020, MSU stated that it will "increase the recruitment and retention of minority and underrepresented student-athletes and athletics department staff at MSU."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of MSU's Strategic Plan, the school will "extend diversity and inclusion awareness for campus community."
  • On October 22, 2020, MSU announced that its Athletics Department will "educate and train Minot State University student-athletes and athletics department staff on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and cultural intelligence."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In Fall 2019, MSU held an event called "How Can We Be Anti-Racist?"
Resources
  • The Diversity Council additionally "provides matching funds to cover the cost of events that foster diversity and inclusion on the Minot State University campus."
  • MSU has a list of resources for anti-bias and anti-racism relevant to curriculum and training.
  • MSU will soon hire a Director of DEI given that this was an approved recommendation made in 2021.
  • The MSU Diversity Council offers "Stand Up 101: From Allyship to Action", an optional "year-long campus initiative to stand up to hate" by completing certain tasks.
  • In April of 2022, the MSU Diversity Council hosted a "Rising Out of Hatred Reading and Discussion" on "the rise of white nationalism and political polarization in contemporary America."
Symbolic Actions
  • MSU has a Diversity Council which "helps support and promote events that foster a diverse and inclusive campus community."
  • On October 22, 2020, MSU stated that it will "promote the institution's commitment to the NCAA Presidential Pledge to Promote Diversity & Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics."
  • On June 13, 2020, MSU released a letter stating, "In reflecting on the brutality of George Floyd's death, I am mindful of MSU's role in helping foster positive change, supporting our students, fighting the evils of racism and prejudice, and providing an outlet for expression and dialogue."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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