Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Time Out Wacipi (powwow). Feast of Nations.
At UND, we don't just embrace diversity, we celebrate it. From city-wide events that unite the Greater Grand Forks community, to special multicultural orientation programs and graduation ceremonies, UND strives to honor and support its diverse student body.
As a UND student, you'll have a network of student mentors, professors and staff to help you from the first day of class to graduation day.
Need tutoring, writing assistance or some helpful time and stress management techniques? Interested in research opportunities?
American Indian Student Services (AISS), Multicultural Student Services (MSS), Office of International Programs (OIP), and a variety of campus programs are committed to your success.
Your opportunities to grow as a student and as a leader are almost endless. Joining student organizations helps you to make new friends, strengthen your leadership skills, and boost your résumé.
You can choose from 275+ student organizations and clubs, including those dedicated to celebrating and promoting diversity:
- African Student Union
- American Indian Business Leaders
- American Indian Science & Engineering Society
- Asian Cultural Association
- Black Law Students Association
- Black Student Association
- Chinese Students & Scholars Association
- Indian Studies Association
- Native Americans into Criminal Justice Association
- Native American Law Students Association
- Native Health Research Team
- Organization of Latino Americans
- Society of Indian Psychologists
- Student Association of India
- UND Indian Association
- UND International Organization
Got an idea for a different organization? It's easy to start your own!
Study. Hang out with friends. Relax. You'll always find your "home away from home" at UND's student centers:
- American Indian Student Center
- International Centre
- Multicultural Student Center
The Centers offer comfortable atmospheres with lounge areas, big screen TVs, wireless Internet access and more. The Centers serve as the "hub" for a wide range of academic, social and cultural activities such as:
- Soup Fridays
- Breakfast Chats
- Diversity Town Halls
- Guest Speakers
- Cultural Nights
Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver
If you're a U.S. citizen, you may qualify for UND's Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver program if you are:
- African American / Black
- American Indian / Alaskan Native
- Asian American
- Pacific Islander / Native Hawaiian
- Hispanic American / Latino
- Multiracial / Multiethnic
As part of the financial assistance program, you'll receive mentoring, academic support and student services to help you be successful in the classroom and beyond.
Once you're admitted, you can apply online for the waiver between January 1 and April 15 (priority deadline) of the year you plan to start at UND.
Funding is limited so apply early!
If you are an international student pursuing your first undergraduate degree, you may qualify for an Undergraduate International Student Tuition Waiver after you have completed 2 semesters as a full-time student on the UND campus. See the Student Financial Aid website for details.
If you're interested in meeting with AISS, MSS, or OIP during your visit, please call 1.800.CALL.UND or indicate your request on the campus visit online form.
You also may contact the departments directly for more information: