Student Support Services
Graduate Student Association
All graduate students are members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA is the representative voice of graduate students at NDSU, formulating policy and advising the Dean of the Graduate School, the University Senate, and the President of the University on the graduate student’s viewpoint concerning all matters affecting graduate student life. The GSA acts to improve the quality of education and social experiences for graduate students at NDSU. Meetings and social events are held regularly.
Multi-Ethnic Affinity Group
Multi-ethnic students are encouraged to participate in a subgroup of the GSA, called the Multi-Ethnic Affinity Group, which meets once per month. More information about this group is available by contacting Mbang Umanah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Prism Affinity Group
Graduate Prism is a social group for LGBTQ people and allies that fosters a safe space to talk primarily about issues and topics related to being LGBTQ in the community and about being a graduate student. For more information check out the website: http://www.ndsu.edu/lgbtq/groups_and_meetings/graduate_prism/ or contact Jared Kellerman or Lindsey Boes.
Center for Writers
The Graduate Center for Writers is a free writing consultation service available to NDSU students. The office is located in the lower level of the Putnam Hall.
The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.
The Counseling Center also offers a Graduate Student Support Group Fridays from 12:30-2 p.m. Talk with other graduate students who share similar concerns and understand the struggles of balancing home, school, and work life.
The Wellness Center Child Care Service is a licensed service provided to NDSU students. Trained staff and student workers are on hand to properly care for children on a reservation or drop-off basis.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) at NDSU office provides advising and support services for prospective and enrolled international students. During their stay at NDSU, international students can seek advice from OIP international student advisors on matters such as immigration.
The Office of Multicultural Programs connects with multicultural students, faculty, and staff currently at NDSU by informing them of on and off campus resources 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.
Affinity groups provide forums for employees and Graduate Students to gather socially and share ideas outside their particular campus departments. The benefits of an affinity group are to promote the value of diversity and cultural awareness and to foster an environment that attracts, welcomes and retains diverse talent. For more information go to http://www.ndsu.edu/multicultural/facultystaff_affinity_groups/.
Campus Groups and General Resources (ndsu.orgsync.com)
Many departments have graduate students groups that foster fellowship, education and professional development activities. In addition, NDSU has over 300 students groups including academic organizations, cultural organizations, and special interest groups. The website ndsu.orgsync.com lists all recognized campus groups.
Campus Police and Safety Office
The NDSU Escort Service provides someone to escort you on the main campus and the immediate surrounding area. Request this 24-hour service by calling 231-8998. This service is provided by University Police officers or Public Safety officers. This service is limited to on-campus locations or the immediate vicinity of NDSU.