Multicultural Affairs in Professional Programs (MAPP)

North Dakota State University and the NDSU College of Health Professions are dedicated to creating a diverse, robust and highly educated student body that reflects the rich range of cultures in the global workplace. The university and college offer students from all ethnic backgrounds a welcoming and challenging educational environment in which to prepare for rewarding careers in health care fields and success in life.

Through diversity, students are empowered to seek excellence and grow in their understanding and respect for others. NDSU’s administration, faculty, staff and students embrace diversity and consider it a vital element to quality teaching, research and the best care for patients.

MAPP Related/Sponsored Activities in the College of Health Professions Include:

  • Native American Professional Programs (NAPP) Student Organization
  • Walgreens Wing Flag Display 
  • College of Health Professions Intercultural Night
  • Opportunity Based Presentations by Indian Health Services (IHS)

NDSU Campus

NDSU serves more than 14,400 students in nine academic units and its main campus encompasses some 30 square blocks. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education has named the university to the elite “Research University/Very High Research” category, which represents the 108 most successful private and public universities in the United States. NDSU is the first and only institution in North Dakota to receive the prestigious categorization. 

NDSU has more than 100 buildings on its main campus and it also has a major presence in Fargo’s historic downtown area. Among its facilities are laboratories equipped with the newest instruments, a communications center, an elegant fine arts center, research and technology park, student wellness center and some of the best indoor recreational facilities in the region. The university is a proud fixture in Fargo-Moorhead, a vibrant community with a population of about 200,000 in the metropolitan area. Often cited as a leader in economic development and job creation, the safe and friendly municipality is noted for its entertainment options, wealth of activities, excellent parks and outstanding shopping. 

NDSU is a student-focused, land-grant, research institution that is often described as a national leader and a model for others in higher education. With a national reputation for excellence in education, research and service, NDSU has a positive, lasting impact on the lives of students and the vitality of the community, state, region and nation.

For information about NDSU and its application procedures, call the NDSU Office of Admission at 701.231.8643 or toll-free at 800.488.NDSU. The Office of Admission can help arrange a visit to campus, including the College of Health Professions.


Dr. Daniel Friesner
Senior Associate Dean
NDSU College of Health Professions

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