Major Minorities of Residence Life

The Major Minorities of Residence Life (MMRL) is a department-led affinity group for Residence Life student staff and residents who hold marginalized identities. Led by passionate and professional staff, this group meets every other week to find community and establish space for these student staff members through connection and conversation. 

Mission statement:

We are a Residence Life group that promotes a safe and brave space for students from marginalized populations through celebrating differences, empowering those around us, and bettering ourselves and our communities. Our intent is to create an environment where there is mutual encouragement, relationship building, and engagement past the borders of our campus.

Who we are:

A Residence Life group that promotes a safe and brave space for students who live in the residence halls from marginalized populations. 

What we do:

We celebrate differences, empower those around us to better ourselves and our communities. We create an environment of mutual encouragement, relationship building and engagement in our buildings, on our campus and throughout the Fargo community.

When we meet:

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm.

  • December 7
  • January 11
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 12

In Person: Cater Hall Media Room 

Online: Zoom ID: 229 648 5849 Password: 205154 

Who to contact:

Have questions? Want to get involved? Want to connect? Contact us!

Derisa Collymore, Burgum Hall Director

(701) 231-3231 |  
More about Derisa: First-generation, black female, naturalized American citizen with an immigrant family, West Indian/Caribbean heritage, uses she/her/hers pronouns.

Giovanni Escalera, Stockbridge/Niskanen Hall Director

(701) 231-3234 |  
More about Gio: First-generation, Hispanic male, from a immigrant family, uses he/him/his pronouns.

Hannah Huttner, Pavek Hall Director

(701) 231-3233 |  
More about Hannah: White, cisgender queer woman, bisexual, biromantic, from a single-parent household, atheist, from a low-income household, uses she/her/hers pronouns.

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