2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Student Health and Development Center

The Student Health & Development Center (SHDC) is located on the lower level of Lura Manor. Elevator access is available at the northwest door.

Student Health Center

The goal of the Student Health Center is to improve the status of health and ultimately the quality of life of MSU students while they are on campus and as they plan for the future. Focus is on health promotion, risk reduction through surveillance and control of health hazards, health education, and referral to other campus or community services as needs are identified.

The Student Health Center is staffed by a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse, with a referral service to Minot Center for Family Medicine as needed. These providers diagnose and treat a variety of acute health problems in an ambulatory clinic setting and make referrals as indicated by the health care needs of students. Student health care is intended to supplement private health care. It is not intended to provide comprehensive medical care.

At the discretion of the Student Health Center staff, assistance provided may include, but is not limited to:

  • Immunizations
  • Women’s healthcare
  • STD education and testing
  • Preparation and maintenance of medical records
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • General health needs
  • Health education/promotion programs
  • General sick care
  • Prescriptions as necessary
  • Tuberculosis screening/testing
  • Reporting required illness to public safety agencies
  • Reporting required injuries/crimes to public safety agencies
  • Sports and employment physicals

It is the responsibility of each student to maintain his/her own immunization record and to provide copies to employers and to schools to which they may transfer. Do NOT turn in your original immunization record, but submit a copy.

According to North Dakota System policy, students enrolled in a course offered for credit at any institution must provide documentation of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella in accordance with this policy. The chancellor shall adopt procedures implementing this policy. The procedures shall establish exemptions for students enrolled only in distance learning courses and other students who have limited contact with resident student populations. The procedures shall also provide for additional exemptions upon application under established campus procedures if:

  1. immunization is contraindicated by a medical condition;
  2. a student has had one immunization and agrees to have a second one no less than one month later; or
  3. a student’s beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program.

Documentation of immunity under SBHE Policy 506.1 means:

  1. evidence of at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine administered after age 16.
  2. proof of date of birth prior to 1957.

Students ages 21 and younger residing in campus housing must provide documentation of immunity against meningococcal disease in accordance with this policy. The Chancellor shall adopt procedures implementing this requirement. Exemptions may be provided upon application under established campus procedures if;

  1. immunization is contraindicated by medical conditions; or
  2. a student’s beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program.

Documentation of immunity under Policy 506.1.2 means:

  1. evidence of at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine in the five years prior to enrollment or
  2. evidence of two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine administered at age 10 or older and at least eight weeks apart.

According to the NDUS policy, students enrolled only in distance learning courses, courses taught off campus, continuing education or noncredit courses, and students in attendance at camps, workshops or programs and classes delivered under contract to a third party are exempt from this policy. Campuses shall grant additional exemptions upon application to and approval by the authorized institution official, under established campus procedures, when:

  1. immunization is contraindicated by illness, pregnancy, allergies, or other medical condition certified by a licensed physician;
  2. the student has had one immunization and agrees to have a second one no less than one month later; or
  3. the student’s beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program; in this case, the student must submit the immunization exemption found at www.minotstateu.edu/health/immunization.shtml.

Each institution shall establish procedures for TB skin testing of foreign students. Testing is required of new students from all countries except those classified by U.S. health officials as “low risk for tuberculosis.”

Minot State University Student Health recommends that all students review their immunization records for completion and compliance to the above policy. If you do not have 2 MMR vaccines or the necessary meningococcal vaccine, please obtain them prior to arriving on campus. These vaccines can be obtained at the Student Health Center and the cost charged to your student account at the business office.

Please contact the Student Health Center with questions at (701) 858-3371.

Student Development Center

The Student Development Center offers a variety of services including: individual counseling, disability services, tutoring services, learning services, and testing services (for entrance into college and graduate school, and professional exams).

Individual Counseling

The mission of Minot State University Counseling Services is to empower and advocate for the student’s personal and educational development through short-term counseling and educational outreach. We want student experiences here to be positive and growth promoting. Personal counseling services provide free, confidential consultation, short-term intervention and referral. Counseling sessions are kept in strict confidence within legal and ethical limits.

Other services include:

• Educational programming on campus

• In-class presentations on request

• Stress management training

   • Residence hall outreach

For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Student Development Center at (701) 858-3371.

Disability Services

Minot State University recognizes its responsibility for making reasonable accommodations and/or adjustments to ensure there is no discrimination on the basis of disability as established under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Services (DS) assists students by arranging disability accommodations, collaborating with faculty on providing accommodations, and consulting with MSU personnel about making all MSU programs and services accessible.

Students planning to use accommodations register with DS and submit current documentation of a disability. DS will verify their eligibility and identify the accommodations they will be authorized to use on a semester by semester basis. For more information, contact DS at (701) 858-3371 or visit the website at www.minotstateu.edu/disability_services.

Testing Services (Paper-based)

The Student Development Center serves as a test center for ACT (American College Testing), LSAT (Law School Admissions Test), GRE Subject (Graduate Record Exam-Subject), MAT (Miller Analogies Test), SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), and  other professional tests upon request. There are fees for these tests, and most have registration deadlines. The testing coordinator likewise serves as a proctor for some online courses/programs as time permits. For more information, please contact (701) 858-4233.