The Graduate Prism
The Graduate Prism, a social group for LBGTQ and Ally Graduate Students, has formed and is now meeting on the NDSU campus! Please contact Lindsey.Boes@ndsu.edu or Jared.Kellerman@my.ndsu.edu for more information. The next scheduled meeting is Friday, November 9, 2012, 5-6 pm at the Equity and Diversity Center.
Student Blue, a new health insurance plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
North Dakota State University is pleased to offer Student Blue as the student health insurance plan exclusively endorsed by the North Dakota University System.
You can find all the details at StudentBlueND.com.
Here are some highlights:
• Affordable coverage starts at $62.50 a month for one student
• Single, Single Plus Dependent, Two-Party Adult and Family coverage available
• Coverage available for domestic partners under Two-Party or Family coverage, same or opposite gender+
• Year-round coverage, including breaks, from a trusted health insurance provider
• Contraceptive services and routine physicals covered at 100%*
• Flu shots and most other immunizations covered at 100%*
• Coverage for intercollegiate sports injuries
• Only a $25 copay for office visits
• Only a $10 copay for generic prescription drugs
• Free access to Healthy Blue, an online wellness tool you can find at HealthyBlueND.com
Already on your parents' insurance?
Give your parents a heads-up about Student Blue. Tell them to visit StudentBlueND.com to view exactly what's included – it's worth the comparison!
Enroll Online TODAY!
If you're ready now, enroll today at StudentBlueND.com. NDSU undergraduate students must be enrolled in 7 or more credits to be eligible for Student Blue coverage. Graduate students must be enrolled in 3 or more credits to be eligible. Student Blue is for students under the age of 65.
Call for Information
Call 877-585-7551 for more information.
*100% of the allowed charge with BCBS participating providers
+Domestic partners are defined as another adult you've lived with continuously for the past year and with whom you share living expenses. They can be the same or opposite gender but not related by blood.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is a independent licensee of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association.
Noridian Mutual Insurance Company
Preferred Name in Campus Connection
Students, faculty and staff wishing to be recognized within the Campus Connection system under a first name that is preferred over their legal first names can do so. This may be especially helpful for individuals who identify as transgender and are in the process of transitioning. Individuals can do this as long as:
1. The name has not already been claimed by another person (with the same last name)
2. The name has been approved by the NDSU IT security officer.
Those interested in making this change can do so by accessing the following URL for further information and instructions: http://www.ndsu.edu/its/help_desk/account_hub/change_eid/
WHAT IS MBLGTACC?
MBLGTACC is the largest LGBTA college conference in the nation. It is an annual conference that is hosted at a different Midwest college each year and features about 90 educational workshops, as well as nationally-recognized speakers and entertainers.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
MBLGTACC 2013 will be held February 8-10, 2013, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich., and is organized by students from Michigan State University. Go to the website at http://www.mblgtacc2013.org/ for complete information including deadlines and registration.
The Fargo Forum published an article "F-M campuses roll out rainbow welcome mats" on August 11, 2012. Read the article at the Forum's online website: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/370662/
5th Year of Pride Network at NDSU
NDSU Receives 4.5-Star Rating for Overall Campus Climate Score!
Campus Pride's LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index provides information to prospective students and employees about the climate at NDSU for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and administrators. To see more details on how NDSU rates as an LGBT-Friendly Campus, go to: http://www.campusclimateindex.org/