Critical Race Training in Education

North Dakota State University


Mailing Address
1340 Administration Ave
Fargo, North Dakota 58105
(701) 231-8011
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School Information
"North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university. We are a top-ranked institution, providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges – our graduates shape a better world." The university enrolls over 13,100 students, has over 146 degree programs, and has a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
In the fallout resulting from a racist Snapchat incident, university president Dean Bresciani was pressured to implement a plan to "improve campus climate". As of now, the school has first hired a consultant to "ensure that NDSU is being consistent with all the best national [equity] practices". The president has also created a task force to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has also mandated "diversity and cultural competency training" for all students and opened a review of the Student Code of Conduct. It is unclear whether the mandated "diversity and cultural competency training" contains elements of C.R.T. See developments below:


  • Symbolic Actions

    A campus climate task force was created to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Disciplinary Measures

    "The Student Code of Conduct will be reviewed using an 'equity, inclusion and innovation' lens."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    "Students will be required to take 'diversity and cultural competency training' beginning next year."

Last updated May 22nd, 2022