Health Wellness and Counseling
Health education and the promotion of healthy college lifestyles serve as the foundation of the Student Health Services.
DSU students receive general health services from a licensed registered nurse.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to noon
Appointments or walk-ins welcome
- Services include health assessment, diagnostic testing, screening and monitoring, immunizations, and treatment of minor health problems.
- We offer a wide variety of educational programs and services to help you achieve and maintain good physical, mental, social, and sexual health.
A local physician serves as medical advisor to Student Health Services. We’ll refer you to local clinics and emergency room physicians as needed.
All health records are strictly confidential. Nobody other than Health Service personnel has access to them.
The North Dakota University System requires that new students provide documentation of immunity for certain diseases unless an exemption is accepted. For more details on these requirements or potential exemptions click here.
An international student plan for health insurance is available. Information on this plan is available at United Healthcare Student Resources, the Office of Business Affairs, or Student Health Services.
Any registered DSU student can use our services.
Visits to the Student Health Services office are free; you’ve paid for this service with your student fees.
There is a small charge for certain vaccinations.
Student Health Services will not provide you with a written excuse from classes. It’s your responsibility to arrange an excuse with your instructor.
DSU’s Student Health Services Center is now offering free rapid COVID-19 tests to DSU students, faculty, and staff. Testing is available 8-10 a.m. every weekday, and you can make an appointment contact our office. You’ll get the test results the same day.
Dickinson State University is not currently requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, or students. Some academic program affiliates (clinical sites, lab sites, etc.) may require vaccination.
Group Exercise Classes
Classes are free and open to DSU students, staff, and faculty. You don’t need to pre-register 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 at 701-483-2476.
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 you with some of the best athletic facilities in the upper Midwest. You also can travel to other parts of the upper Midwest for regional competition in certain intramural sports programs. Intramural sports available to you include:
- Volleyball (co-ed teams if possible)
- 3 on 3 ½ Court Basketball League
- Flag Football
Throughout the academic year the Wellness Program offers special events like 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.
You can find information about Dickinson State campus safety services and required reporting on the campus safety webpage.
Creating an inclusive environment is vital to our campus community. This is so we as Blue Hawks can engage, support, educate, and advocate.
At DSU, you have opportunities engage in intercultural dialogues and benefit from organizations devoted to diversity and inclusion. We want to encourage a sense of belonging and to help you celebrate and appreciate your cultural heritage through diverse campus programming.
As a Blue Hawk, you take part in programs that improve diversity education and teach you effective and appropriate communication with people of other cultures.
For the following information, visit the Inclusion and Equity webpage:
- Affirmative Action
- Bystander Intervention
- Harassment Training
- Title IX
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Dickinson State University Counseling and Health Services supports the mental health needs and concerns of students and contributes to the overall academic mission of DSU. We are committed to the well-being and success of our diverse student population.
Our goal is to empower you and advocate for your mental health needs. We offer:
- personal counseling services
- confidential consultation
- crisis intervention
- case management
- referrals to appropriate agencies
- outreach programming
Counseling and Health Services
Stickney Hall, Room 119
For emergency mental health services: