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LGBTQ Programs


Dakota Campus Alliance

The Dakota Campus Alliance is a network of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and institutions of higher education all advocating and working towards a better environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender students and their allies.

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Becoming a Member

  • Campuses will sign a memorandum of understanding about the relationship to be developed between the LGBTQA Dakota Campus Alliance and the individual campus.
  • Campuses will pay a nominal fee to assist with administrative costs.

Membership Benefits

  • Alliance staff will provide one campus visit, including a 3-hour training session on sexual orientation and gender identity, and consultation with university officials who will be responsible for the development of a program modeled after safe zone/safe space programs.
  • Alliance staff will be available for additional consultation and advanced training opportunities.
  • Students from member campuses will be invited to attend leadership conferences to promote networking and mentoring opportunities.
  • The Alliance will provide access to resources (books, videos, etc) to enhance the understanding of Allies regarding sexual orientation/gender identity issues faced by LGBTQ students.
  • Alliance staff will provide assistance for member campuses to assess climate toward LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.
  • A network of professionals who are dedicated to this work.



  • Hosted LGBTQIA Student Leadership Conference, North Dakota State University- Feb. 15.
  • On-site visit to Lake Region State College - March 30.
  • Introductory letters sent to all members of the NDUS Diversity Council, representing the 11 state institutions within North Dakota.
  • Participated in NDUS Diversity Conference - April 22.
  • On-site visit to Dickinson State University - August 19.
  • Fall Student Leadership Conference - featuring Jessica Pettitt - October 18 at NDSU.


  • Offered webinar to Extension Staff from North Dakota and Minnesota on creating inclusing youth programs.
  • Provided on-campus training and consultation to faculty and staff from MState in Moorhead, MN.
  • Provided on-campus training and consultation to faculty, staff and students from Bismarck State College - February 24.

Upcoming Activities

  • Invited to provided training to NDSU Extension Service staff during Bismarck conference - April 12.
  • Develop a web-based training program accessible by LGBTQA Dakota Campus Alliance Members.
  • Complete on-site visits to other NDUS-member campuses.
  • Develop training assessment tool.


Kara Gravley-Stack
Director, Diversity Initiatives
Coordinator, LGBTQ Programs

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7091
Campus address: Alba Bales House 106
Physical/delivery address: 1260 N. University, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4610 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: LGBTQ Programs


Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:58:05 PM