Student Health Services

General health services are provided to students at Dickinson State University by a licensed registered nurse. Health education and the promotion of healthy college lifestyles serve as the foundation of the Student Health Services. 

Location

Student Health Service
Stickney Hall - Room 120
701-483-2304 

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointments or Walk-ins Welcome 

  • Services include: health assessment, diagnostic testing, screening and monitoring, immunizations, and treatment of minor health problems.
  • Health Service offers a wide variety of educational programs and services designed to assist you in achieving and maintaining good physical, mental, social, and sexual health. 

Medical Care

A local physician serves as medical advisor to the Student Health Service. Referrals are made to local clinics and emergency room physicians as needed. 

Confidentiality

All health records are strictly confidential. No individuals other than Health Service personnel have access to them.

Immunity Documentation

It is mandatory for all students to document immunity to measles, mumps and rubella prior to attendance at Dickinson State University.  All students entering Dickinson State born after January 1, 1957 will be required to show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.  Proof of immunity can be shown by two MMR vaccines, or titre results.  Immunization records must be signed by an authorized health official.  Proof of medical contradiction to the immunization requirement or a signed statement of religious or philosophical beliefs are the only exemptions to this requirement.

Student Health Insurance

A student plan for health insurance is available for those students not covered under family plans.  Information on this plan is available below or at the Office of Business Affairs or Student Health Service.  

Eligibility

Students who are registered at Dickinson State University may use the services.

Cost

There is no charge for visits to the Student Health Service office. There is a nominal charge for certain vaccinations. The service is supported through student fees. 

Excuses

Student Health Services will not provide a student with a written excuse from classes. It is the student's responsibility to arrange an excuse with the instructor. 

Wellness Opportunities

Group Exercise Classes

Classes are free and open to DSU students, staff and faculty. No pre-registration is required for exercise classes. 

Each semester the Dickinson State University Wellness Program offers several group exercise classes. The schedule changes each semester and is posted on the DSU calendar.   For more information, contact the Wellness Coordinator in Health Services at 701-483-2304.

Intramural Sports 

Intramural Coordinator 701-483-2894. 

Intramural sports are available for both men and women throughout most of the year. Scott Gymnasium, Wienbergen Hall, the Student Center, Biesiot Activity Center (BAC), and surrounding athletic fields provide students with some of the best athletic facilities in the upper Midwest. Students also have the opportunity to travel to other parts of the upper Midwest for regional competition in certain intramural sports programs. Intramural sports that are offered include: 

  • Flag Football - Men and Co-recreation
  • Badminton
  • Ping Pong
  • Basketball - Men, Women, Co-recreation, and 3-on-3
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Darts

For more information, contact the Intramural Coordinator at 701-483-2894. 

Special Events 

Throughout the academic year the Wellness Program offers special events such as paying the registration fee for the Homecoming 5K walk/run and the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Jingle Bell walk/run. There are also various competitions throughout the year. Keep an eye out for posters and emails that include special event information. 

Safety

Campus Security

Information about Dickinson State Campus Security services as well as required reporting can be found on the campus security webpage.  

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress on June 23, 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972.  It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other education activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of NDSU policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the university's Title IX compliance.

Individuals with questions, concerns or a complaint related to Title IX may contact DSU’s Title IX Coordinator:

Title IX Coordinator
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: 701-483-2370
dsu.titleIX@dickinsonstate.edu

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 

In recognition of the severity of the crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA 1994) as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The protections and provisions afforded by the 1994 legislation were subsequently expanded and improved in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) and the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). 

A resource guide to DSU’s policy and procedure can be accessed here.

Bystander Intervention 

Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and approach for prevention of various types of violence, which could include: bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. 

Bystander Intervention is a different type of approach to sexual assault prevention because it discourages victim blaming, offers a chance to change social rules and shifts responsibility to all. 

Dickinson State University offers Bystander intervention training and encourages all campus community members to be actively involved in identifying, intervening, and reporting violence. 

Bystander Intervention Flyer 1

Bystander Intervention Flyer 2

Resource Directory 

Emergency 911

National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255

 

This is not a complete list of community services.

For more information call 211 or visit www.myfirstlink.org

 

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment and Support

Alcohol Anonymous 701-264-7552

Narcotics Anonymous 800-494-8381

 

Confidential Reporting (VAWA)

Student Health Service 701-483-2304

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center 701-225-4506

 

Medical Services

St. Alexius Hospital and Health Center 701-456-4000

Sanford Health Clinic 701-456-6000

Sanford Walk-in Clinic 701-456-6111

Poison Control 701-264-4259

Community Action Partnership 701-227-0131

Badlands Choice Clinic 701-483-9353

Southwestern District Health Unit 701-483-0171

 

Mental Health

National Suicide Hotline         800-273-8255

Badlands Human Service Center 701-227-7500

Westwind Consulting Center 701-225-1050

 

Social Services

Stark County Social Services 701-264-7675

House of Manna 701-225-5371

Amen Food Pantry 701-225-4347

 

Title IX/VAWA Reporting (Campus and Community Based)

Contact any of the following for immediate assistance:

Local Police by dialing 911 if you are experiencing an emergency situation

Local Police non-emergency line 701-456-7759, 24 hours/7 days

Campus Safety, at 701-290-1068, 24 hours/7 days

Campus Title IX Coordinator, at 701-483-2370, during regular business hours M–F

*Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, at 701-852-2258. 24 hours/7 days

*Campus Health Services, at 701-483-2304, during regular business hours, M–F

*denotes confidential reporting resource

 

Veteran Resources

Veterans Administration 701-232-3241

Dickinson VA Clinic 701-483-1850

Veteran Crisis Line (National) 800-273-8255