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North Dakota State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1340 Administration Ave
Fargo, North Dakota 58105
(701) 231-8011
Email address
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:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • "Students will be required to take 'diversity and cultural competency training' beginning next year."
  • The university offers "Microaggression" and "Safe Zone" training sorted by level of advancement.
Disciplinary Measures
  • "The Student Code of Conduct will be reviewed using an 'equity, inclusion and innovation' lens."
Symbolic Actions
  • A campus climate task force was created to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • The university's Department of Communication reaffirmed its commitment to "anti-racist and anti-discriminatory education" in its "Anti-Racism Statement" from January 2021. It also plans on reviewing its curriculum and hosting faculty workshops.
  • There are several awards being offered, including the "Advancing Inclusion Award" and "Tapestry of Inclusion Award."
  • The university has conducted several "Campus Climate Surveys."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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