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!
- CDEI Student Organization
- International Student Organization (facebook, Instagram)
- The Phoenix (Instagram)
- Black Student Union (facebook, Instagram)
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.
Services: Accessibility, learning accommodations
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
Support Within Reach Sexual Violence Resource Center
Phone: (800) 708-2727
Phone: (800) 422-0045
Bemidji Police Department
Phone: (218) 333-9111
Sanford Medical Center: Emergency Room
Phone: (218) 751-5430
Resources for Faculty & Staff
- Bargaining Contracts and Information
- Campus Climate
- DEIA+ Committees
- Employee Recognition
- Employee Resource Groups
- Employees for Accessibility – Thomas Dirth or Sabrina Wille (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com)
- Employees of Color – Li Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Employees who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ (meets every other Thursday) – Sarah Cronin (email@example.com)
- Employee Veterans
- Parents of Young Children
- Faculty Equity Caucuses
- Flexible Work Options (coming soon!)
- Human Resources
- Onboarding (coming soon!)
- Professional Development