Supporting Our Community


An Educational Community

The office of Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is central to sustaining the University’s efforts to create and sustain an educational community. Faculty and staff work with those in the Academic Affairs office to plan, coordinate, and implement policies and practices that enhance student learning.

The Academic Affairs office supports and facilitates BSU’s:
  • Academic Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Health, Sciences & Human Ecology.
  • Academic planning, programming and assessment
  • Selection, review and professional development of faculty
  • Academic Records
  • Academic support services
  • Center for Professional Development
  • Graduate Studies
  • Institutional Research
  • International Program Center
  • Liberal Education
  • Library services
  • McNair Program
  • University Honors program
  • Women’s Studies Gender Studies

Academic & Student Affairs Organizational Chart

Academic Mission

Bemidji State University is an undergraduate institution with specialized and distinct graduate programs where academic content and delivery of that content is grounded in the principles of social justice and democracy.

Academic Core Values
  1. Creative and critical thinking.
  2. Living democratic principles.
  3. Inclusion of students, staff, faculty and administrators in all aspects of university life.
  4. Highly interactive, relevant and engaging teaching and learning environments.