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Mission Statement


The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.

Anti-Racism and Solidarity Statement

NDSU Counseling Center affirms our commitment to recognize the impact that racism, xenophobia, and transphobia have on the mental health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We stand in solidarity with our BIPOC students, staff, and faculty and denounce the rise of overt racism and xenophobia.

As mental health professionals, we understand the impact of oppressive and harmful systems on the mental health and well-being of BIPOC, and at the same time, acknowledge that we will never fully grasp the pain and trauma unless we have experienced it ourselves.

As we continue to uncover and confront the deep entrenchment of institutional racism in this country, we are committed to evolving and growing in our counseling work to better serve our students. NDSU Counseling Center staff will continue to engage in work related to fostering our cultural competencies through ongoing training, specifically targeted at dismantling racism along with examination of our own inherent biases, and promoting anti-racism cultural competencies in the therapeutic process.

We encourage you to contact our center if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing.  We hope that the resources below resonate with the NDSU community as ways in which we can both support those who are hurting and join together to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Diversity Solidarity and Empowerment Group
  • This support group is intended for self-identified BIPOC students as an opportunity to build support and solidarity it is not a therapy group. Each session is intended to hold space for vulnerability and conversation as we endeavor to unpack the complexities of racial trauma.
  • Date and time to be determined for Fall 2021. 
  • Facilitated by Terrijann MullenDahlberg and Annette Vazquez.
  • Please email if you're interested in joining. 
Individual therapy:

Please call the center (701) 231-7671 to schedule an appointment.  When closed, the after-hours FirstLink hotline will be available to help you (First Link hotline 24/7 on-call).

NDSU Resources
Reporting Options
Resources for BIPOC Students and communities
Educational Material

Antiracism Resources for White People

Books to Read On Anti-racism
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
History of Racism
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

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North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2841 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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