The Office of Student Conduct is committed to developing a supportive community committed to individual growth and development.

The Office of Student Conduct which is housed in the Office of Student Life and Success is committed to developing a supportive community that embraces and prioritizes growth and development. All members of the Bemidji State University community are expected to be familiar with the rules and procedures contained within the BSU student handbook. The BSU student handbook provides information on university policies and outlines the rights, responsibilities and privileges enjoyed by our students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to promote and inform you of your responsibilities, prevent violations of individuals’ rights and maintain a safe, thriving learning and living environment for all.

Policies are subject to change and revisions that occur will be updated on the BSU webpage. When looking for the most current version of the handbook, refer to the edition published online.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains the policies and procedures that relate to many aspects of your life as a student at the university, in and out of the classroom. Whether you study on campus or online, membership in the BSU community brings with it the responsibility of becoming familiar with the policies on these pages.

Bemidji State University reserves the right to change without notice any of the materials (information, requirements and regulations) published in this Handbook. Revisions are published to the student body and the University community through this website.

If you have specific questions relating to policies and procedures within the Handbook, please contact Student Life and Success.


Student Life and Success
Deputy Hall 313
Phone: (218) 755-2075

Office Hours:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

BSU Mission Statement

We create an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly accessible learning environment committed to student success and a sustainable future of our communities, state and planet. Through the transformative power of the liberal arts, education in the professions and robust engagement of our students, we instill and promote service to others, preservation of the earth and respect and appreciation for the diverse peoples of our region and world.

Bemidji State University Vision Statement

We educate people to lead inspired lives.

Bemidji State University Strategic Plan

Bemidji State University’s strategic plan, titled “Inspired by PLACE, Enriched by Diversity,” seeks to elevate the university’s service to the state of Minnesota and its people. This five-year plan (2018-2023) includes five institutional priorities that will help ensure that BSU’s continued development aligns with and advances system-wide priorities of student success; diversity, equity and inclusion; and financial sustainability.

View a summary of the Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.