Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

To foster a safe, welcoming and inclusive campus and community culture that respects difference and ensures equitable opportunities for every person.

Vision Statement

At Bemidji State University, we celebrate and embrace diversity, and steadfastly seek to ensure equitable and inclusive environments for every person who learns, teaches, works, and visits our campus.  People are valued for their differences, and we strive to reflect that variation.  We combat injustices, demonstrate kindness and encourage every individual to seek and be true to their own identities.  We clearly demonstrate our commitment to the Ojibwe and to other Indigenous peoples in this country.

2019-2024 Priorities

  1. Foster an equitable, safe and respectful campus and community culture for every person who learns, teaches, works and visits our campus.
  2. Promote the value of a demographically diverse and inclusive student body and workforce.
  3. Promote opportunities for students and employees to increase their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous People’s past and present experiences and ways of knowing.
  4. Support the presence of diversity and equity in academic curriculum and classroom conversations.
  5. Encourage partnerships and collaborations among campus departments, teams and efforts focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strategic Plan found here

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