Welcome to the pages of the Bemidji State University Student Handbook, where your rights and responsibilities as a student are described.

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.

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.