Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Students, faculty, staff and community members can reserve the Center’s lounge space located at Room 260 at Hobson Memorial union via Campus Room Scheduling. Student identity groups and student organizations are also encouraged to reserve the space for regular organizational meetings.

Resources for Students

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Student Identity Support Groups

CDEI supports and collaborates with student identity groups on campus. Please feel free to use BeaverLink to connect to those groups and follow them on social media!

The Phoenix Club

The Phoenix Club is Bemidji State’s student organization for gender, sexual and romantic minorities and their allies. They advocate for the acceptance of all sexual and gender identities among students, faculty and community members. The club works to eradicate homophobia, transphobia, intolerance and injustice. Their weekly meetings and regularly held events which include silent auctions, drag shows and coming out panels support human and equal rights in all forms.

Northwoods Queer Outreach

Launched in 2019, the Northwoods Queer Outreach program aims to increase queer and transgender representation, support and acceptance across campus and within the Bemidji community. The program originally began as a conversation between colleagues Dr. Kate Larson, associate professor of psychology and Dr. Kat Klement, assistant professor of psychology. Both instructors of human sexuality and co-advisors for The Phoenix, Larson and Klement decided to transform their conversation into a resource for queer and transgender folks on campus and in the broader Bemidji community. The NQO website offers a diverse range of resources that cover various topics, including holidays, transitioning and mental health.

Lutheran Campus Ministry

The Lutheran Campus Ministry is a faith-based student community at Bemidji State and Northwest Tech. Their “Reconciling in Christ” and “A Community Called Grace” programs emphasize how the church welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Under the leadership of Pastor Emily Papke-Larson, the LCM has revamped its commitment to supporting students of color and 2SLGBTQIA+ students.

On Campus

Services: Accessibility, learning accommodations

Investigation Office
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services: Sexual violence training, restorative justice training, complaint procedural training, investigation
Phone: (218) 755-4209

Student Center for Health and Counseling
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Services: Medical services, counseling, health education, self-help resources
Phone: (218) 755-2053

Public Safety Office
Hours: 24 hours
Services: Safety response
Phone:  (218) 755-3888

Off Campus

Support Within Reach Sexual Violence Resource Center
Phone: (800) 708-2727

Suicide Prevention
Phone: (800) 422-0045

Bemidji Police Department
Phone: (218) 333-9111

Sanford Medical Center: Emergency Room
Phone: (218) 751-5430

Resources for Faculty & Staff