We recognize that learning does not stop in the classroom. Through intentional and focused effort, we continue to develop our resources for all stakeholders to indulge. This material is reviewed and updated annually to ensure relevancy and accuracy.  

Pronouns Save Lives 

Utilization of appropriate pronouns is an act of humanization and inclusion. This act of intentionality can be challenging across languages, cultural and learned behavior. We are here to help with your investment in yourself and others. Remember, using the correct pronouns can save a life.  

The Trevor Project  
Community Commons 
Minnesota State: LGBTQ Career Planning Resources  
Minnesota State System Procedure 1B.1.2 Preferred Name 


The E-Newsletter is a product of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2019-2024. It is intended to provide the community with resources, updates of our progressive (and regressive) action concerning our DEIA+ efforts as a university and college community, and opportunities within the division.  

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You Matter! Series  

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents the You Matter! series. The series was developed to give voice to stakeholders. The You Matter! series is a space for knowledge gathering and critical listening. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join in on the conversation. The series is composed of two modalities, Let’s Talk, and Expert Opinion. Let’s Talk are interactive conversations facilitated by the Campus Diversity Officer. This experience focuses on critical topics concerning all stakeholders. Expert Opinion are sessions that explore critical topics through the lens of an expert in the field. 

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Annual Cultural Observances  

To ensure inclusivity, acknowledgement, and knowledge sharing, we annually observe culturally significant moments in time. As an institution of higher education, it is our privilege to educate our students, community, and world by centering the narratives and journeys of marginalized persons and cultures.  

Annual Cultural Observances  

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism plus Timeline 

The university and college have taken an active role in dismantling hatred and engaging in inclusivity from their beginnings, and we want to share this journey with you. The DEIA+ Timeline was designed to transparently guide stakeholders through the journey of DEIA+ for our institutions. This timeline is updated annually to reflect our historical to modern day actions.  

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