Access to Information

Minnesota State University Moorhead makes available or distributes the following information to all students, employees, prospective students and prospective employees:

The Graduate Bulletin
It is our intention to provide resources relevant to the academic, extracurricular, and social lives of students.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this catalog as of the date of publication. However, all policies, procedures, academic schedules, program information, and fees are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty, the MSUM administration, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees or the Minnesota Legislature without prior notification. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract between the student and MSUM. The information in this catalog is for use as an academic planning tool and is subject to change at any time.

Upon printing of this catalog, all previous issues are revoked.

Academic Policies and Procedures

The University’s academic policies may also be found in the Faculty Guide to Resources and Policies and Student Handbook. Information on academic policies and procedures may be obtained at the offices of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Registrar, Scholarship and Financial Aid, and Academic Support Center. The University Policy website can be found at

Emergency Cancellation

Classes/programs are subject to cancellation or changes in the event of inclement weather or an emergency. MSUM will seek to continue instruction through alternate means if they are available to meet the situation in the event of prolonged closure. See University Policy page at for more information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment & education and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Designated Officer: Title IX Coordinator/Director of Student Conduct & Resolution, Owens 206, 218.477.2174 (Voice). This information will be made available in alternate format, such as Braille, large print or audio cassette tape, upon request by contacting Disability Services at 218-477-4318 (Voice); 218-477-2420 (FAX) or 1-800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY).

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The purpose of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is to afford certain rights to students concerning their education records. The primary rights afforded are the right to inspect and review the education records, the right to seek to have the records corrected, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from the records. The FERPA policy is included in the Student Handbook and additional information is available from the Records Office, and the website

Financial Aid

The purpose of financial aid is to assist students with college-related expenses. Financial aid and scholarship information is available at the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid and the website:

Student Right to Know Report

The purpose of this information is to disclose annual student completion and graduation rates, including graduation rates for student athletes. This report is available at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Public Information or Directory Information includes:

  • Name
  • Local and Permanent Address
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Major and minor
  • Class level
  • Dates of enrollment
  • Full-time/part-time status
  • Degrees, Honors and Awards
  • Previous educational institutions and dates attended
  • Past and present participation in sports and activities
  • Height and weight of athletes
  • Photographs taken and maintained by the University for various purposes (excluding pictures taken for photo ID cards).

Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

General Philosophy Statement

Minnesota State University Moorhead recognizes that the misuse of alcohol and other drugs is a serious problem in our society and our community. This University seeks to create a campus environment which promotes healthy and respon­sible living that is conducive to the intellectual and personal development of students. The University is committed to establishing and enforcing clear campus policies regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Minnesota State University Moorhead complies with and supports the Minnesota State Colleges and University Board of Trustees policy governing alcohol and other drugs on campus, the Drug Free Schools and Community Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Campus Security Act and Minnesota State law. Refer to the Student Handbook for a detailed version of the policy.

Drug Free Workplace and Schools
Minnesota State University Moorhead provides information regarding University policies for alcohol and drug use on the campus in the class schedule and the Annual Campus Crime Report. This information is provided in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. The report includes:

  • campus policies regarding alcohol and drug use
  • campus sanctions for possession/consumption of  alcohol or illicit drugs
  • legal penalties for possession/consumption of  alcohol or illicit drugs
  • health risks associated with use of illicit drugs and alcohol

Additional information regarding the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act is available online HERE

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report                                                   
The purpose of this information is to disclose athletic participation rates and financial data related to athletics. The report is available from the offices of Admissions and Athletics.

Annual Crime Report
MSUM’s Annual Campus Crime Report is available online at

The Report contains

  • Statistics for previous years of crimes reported on campus; in buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, the campus and reported to the University and/or the Clay County Sheriff’s Department or the Moorhead Police Department.
  • Crime prevention tips and campus safety programs.
  • Policies and procedures concerning safety and security on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead including information required by the Student Right To Know, the Jacob Wetterling Act, Megan’s Law, the Violent Crime and Control Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act.

If you are unable to access this report and wish a printed copy, or have other concerns about the report, please contact the Office of Public Safety at (218) 477-2449.