Multicultural Student Services

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Diversity and Intercultural Services

Our staff work with student development, academic offices and our Office of Admissions in an effort to meet the needs and increase all student of color populations on our campuses. By enhancing out-of-classroom experiences, we seek to expand opportunities for students to be fully engaged in the collegiate experience. Through proactive outreach we create opportunities by partnering with other offices, organizations and committees to help all students become more inter-culturally competent.


Services provided include:

  • Connect with students
  • Assist with course placement and selection
  • Review degree requirements and academic progress
  • Advise students to meet their transfer, career placement and graduation goals
  • Collaborate with academic offices to assist with retention
  • Provide referral and information on other support services
  • Provide students with career and transfer resources
  • Recommend students for diversity scholarships
  • Hold diversity events on campus
  • Provide leadership opportunities



Fergus Falls Campus
As part of M State's commitment to providing a diverse climate on our campuses, Fergus Area College Foundation awards Diversity Scholarships each year to students on the Fergus Falls campus to encourage diversity and educational achievement by students of color. To be considered for a scholarship, students should complete the Fergus Falls Foundation Scholarship application.


Student organizations

The CACTUS student organization provides opportunities to celebrate differences through varied forms of expression - speakers, theatre and song. All students have the opportunity to share their culture and learn about other cultures while participating in and sponsoring campus and community events. Members plan and coordinate all events.
: Fergus Falls campus

The United for Africa student organization is committed to enhancing the quality of human life by raising awareness and funds to help women and children in war-torn areas around the world. The organization also supports sharing and learning about cultures through events and social activities on campus.
: Moorhead campus


Staff contacts:

For more information, please contact one of the following:

Detroit Lakes Campus
Mark Nelson, Advisor

Fergus Falls Campus
Nancy South, ELL/Multicultural Advisor

Wadena Campus
Suzie Rethemeier, Advisor

Last modified: August 31st, 2016 at 08:36am