Diversity Students

Diversity Students

 
  BRINGING THE WORLD TO NORTH DAKOTA 

 

 ENRICHING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH GLOBAL AWARENESS 

In 2000, Dickinson State University implemented the Global Awareness Initiative designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with living, learning and leading in the 21st century. Four objectives guided implementation of the Global Awareness Initiative:

  1. To create a more diverse and invigorating learning environment by recruiting and retaining international students and faculty;
  2. To increase student and faculty involvement in foreign exchange programs;
  3. To engage students and area citizens in activities which foster a greater understanding of the economic issues and opportunities related to globalization; and
  4. To foster the ideal that individuals can contribute to world peace through education, understanding, tolerance and interaction with people from other cultures.

The Global Awareness Initiative is in line with the vision, mission, and goals of Dickinson State University. The vision of DSU is to be recognized as a premier university in the Upper Great Plains, educating a diverse and international population through innovative teaching, learning and scholarship that foster responsible citizens who impact the world.

Making the university vision and goals a reality requires not only cross campus collaboration, but community involvement and commitment. Services and programs have been developed to meet the needs of international, diverse and domestic students as well as the DSU campus and Dickinson community.