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The Office of Student of Development and Enrollment supports student learning at Bemidji State University through providing information and referral regarding student life and student services at the University. The office provides consultation to students, faculty, and staff on matters of behavior, complaints, personal and academic progress, and general concerns. The office offers assistance and coordinates services during times of extended student illness and student/family emergencies.
Student Development and Enrollment also provides oversight and support for Admissions, American Indian Resource Center, Campus Child Care Center, Campus Recreation, Career Services, Disabled Student Services, Hobson Memorial Union, International Program Center, Residential Life, Student Center for Health and Counseling, TRIO/Student Support Services, and TRIO/Upward Bound. In addition, the office coordinates and oversees the campus student conduct system and the annual update of the Student Handbook.
Staff members at the center provide leadership in the recruitment and retention of American Indian students and serve as a liaison between students and BSU. Staff serve as advisors for two student organizations: the Council of Indian Students and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Faculty serve as advisors for students pursuing the Indian Studies program and Ojibwe language minor.
Career Services offers career information, career assessments and counseling, and career planning for students who are deciding on a major or who may be changing their major. The office also oversees the Computer-Based Testing office that offers the Praxis I, TOEFL, and GRE. In addition, Career Services assists students in making the transition from student to professional by offering job search assistance (including résumé and letter writing, the art of interviewing, and self-managed credential files). Part of the job search process includes employer contacts, on-campus interviews, and participation in multiple job and career fairs each year. For further information, see the contact addresses/numbers above.
The Student Center for Health and Counseling provides individual personal counseling, testing, consultation and referral for a variety of life issues such as mood management, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, grief and loss, adjustment and life transitions, alcohol and drug concerns, body and food concerns, abuse, trauma, and crisis intervention. Calling for an appointment is recommended. Walk-in appointments are on a staff-available basis.
Student Center for Health and Counseling
1A Birch Hall
The Student Center for Health and Counseling provides health care and health education/promotion for all registered students on days classes are in session. Service is provided on a limited schedule in the summer.
For students who have a documented disability and are registered with the DSO, this office provides accommodations, including (but not limited to) material on audio cassettes, large print, braille, interpreters, transcription services for the deaf and hard of hearing, realtime captioning, adapted exams, priority registration, note takers, and scribes, as well as agency referrals for counseling and assessment.
The Veteran's Assistance Center serves veterans attending or planning to attend Bemidji State University, and assists in addressing needs, answering questions, and accessing resources to facilitate and support the educational progress of veterans. The office provides both direct assistance and referral services, including in securing veterans educational benefits and other BSU services. The Veteran's Assistance Center also assists the families and dependents of veterans.