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Multicultural Life

Educational Priority:

We believe when students have a greater understanding of self, they become empowered to reclaim* ownership of their education. Multicultural Life provides opportunities to deepen awareness and knowledge of identity, resilience, and advocacy.

*Due to white supremacist foundation that is rooted within higher education, education does not allow historically underserved students to take stake in their learning.  

Students will be able to:

  1. Understand how personal and social identities are shaped by individual values, beliefs and membership within social groups. 
  2. Identify and utilize the resources needed to achieve personal and professional goals 
  3. Actively engage in critical dialogue with peers, faculty, staff and community partners to reclaim one’s education as an act of radical resistance. 
  4. Contribute inclusion to communities built on similar and different experiences.


Students at the Oyate Retreat 2021-2022.

contact us

Phone: 612-330-1087


Location: Oyaté Commons, Christensen Center Ground Level

*Our office is now open for students to visit. If you are interested in a no-mask meeting, please contact the respective staff you’d like to meet for a virtual meeting. All in-person meetings require masks.*

The four individual programs (American Indian Student Services, Latinx Student Services, Pan-Afrikan Center and Pan-Asian Student Services) are housed together in the basement of the Christensen Center building in Suite 2.  The space is shared with Study Away/Abroad (2 staff) and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) (1 staff). The LGBTIQA+ Student Services office is located in the Auggies Nest. In 2014 we named the space Oyaté Commons in recognition of the first inhabitants of this land, the Dakota people. Oyaté is the Dakota word that translates in American English to “the people” or “the nation”.


Student support guide

Struggling with something that might be making it hard to do your best work as a student?  The Student Support Guide is the place to go if you don’t know where to find support on or off-campus.

To access the guide, please make sure your phone or computer is logged in to your Augnet account first, then click on the document.

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