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Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness



Jay Passa
Health Education Coordinator
(218) 755-2080

Student Center for Health & Counseling
Cedar Hall, First Floor

Phone: (218) 755-2053
Fax: (218) 755-2750

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #42
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907

Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness 

Civility is everyone's responsibility.

Bemidji State University is committed to providing you a safe place for learning. Violence and violations of individual rights and privacy have a heavy impact on your environment. These violations may include sexual misconduct, physical assault, theft, vandalism, stalking, unauthorized entry, and all forms of electronic harassment. Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness was developed to address these issues.

Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness (PETSA) is a Bemidji State University program designed to prevent violence, privacy violations, and harassment by fostering a safe and civil campus community.  PETSA is intended to enhance your success at Bemidji State University by providing information about health and safety, responsible decision-making, university resources and support services.

If you are a BSU student who is enrolled in one or more credits your are required to complete the course as a condition of your continued enrollment. You must complete the program in order to register for the next term.

Online Course

Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness is delivered online using the Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system. D2L provides a password-protected environment in which students can interact online with each other and with their instructor. You only need a computer, Internet access, and a browser to use the features provided in D2L.

If you've completed PETSA at Bemidji State University previously you may be exempt from this requirement.  If you believe you qualify for an exemption, please contact a representative from the PETSA program at the Student Center for Health and Counseling. (218) 755-2080

Important Links and Numbers

Campus Security
On Campus Phone: 3888
Off Campus Phone: (218) 755-3888

Bemidji Police Dept
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 333-9111