Diversity and Inclusion

A Strong Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Nearly 30 percent of our graduate students at NDSU are international students, who come from more than 80 countries across the globe. And our domestic students represent almost every state in the nation.

NDSU is fully committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action in alignment with its values and in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies. To learn more about this commitment and the policies in place to ensure its compliance, visit Institutional Equity and Compliance.

Diversity Resources

We’re committed to providing the services and resources that each one of our students needs to be successful. Our expert staff and faculty are ready to assist you as you acclimate to our campus and community.

International Students

The Office for International Student and Study Abroad Services provides advising and support services for prospective and enrolled international students. For example, you can seek advice from an international student adviser on matters such as immigration. The office also provides programming and volunteer opportunities for students, and there are a variety of international student organizations active on campus.

Multicultural Students

The Office of Multicultural Programs connects with NDSU’s multicultural students, faculty, and staff, informing them of resources on and off campus to help them succeed and excel at NDSU. Multicultural students, along with the Office of Multicultural Programs, offer campus-wide cultural programming throughout the year.

LGBTQ+ Students

The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity oversees LGBTQ+ Programs, which strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff, providing programming that reduces homophobia and gender identity oppression. 

The Graduate Prism is a social affinity group for LGBTQ+ graduate students and their allies who are interested in connecting and networking with one another. There are meetings and socials throughout the year that fit the needs and desires of the group.