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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/supersite/academics/catalogs/graduate/current/general/universityservices.html

Academic Facilities

Minnesota State University, Mankato consolidated all programs and facilities onto the 400-acre Highland Campus in 1979. All academic buildings and on-campus housing facilities are located on a level terrain close to parking. Extensive modifications made to existing buildings facilitate mobility for disabled students. Most academic buildings are connected by enclosed passageways.

Campus accessibility maps that indicate location of parking places, curb cuts, accessible entrances and elevators are available.

Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

112 Armstrong Hall
Phone: 507-389-2986 (V)
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY)

The goal of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is to help individuals obtain a prompt and equitable resolution of problems related to discrimination and harassment. Individuals who believe they have been harassed or treated unfairly because of their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, creed, or on any other basis prohibited by state laws, federal laws, or Minnesota State System policy are encouraged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX.

Career Development Center

Career Development Center
209 Wigley Administration Center
Phone: 507-389-6061

The Career Development Center (CDC) facilitates undergraduate and graduate student success through a variety of career planning services and resources. The CDC also hosts on-campus recruiters and has a comprehensive Career Resource Library and web site.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling to help students cope with personal, social, and educational concerns that may be interfering with their ability to succeed at the University. Services include short-term counseling, educational programming, crisis intervention, consultation, national testing, and referral to outside resources.

Office of Disability Services

132 Memorial Library
Phone: 507-389-2825, (V)
800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY)

The Office of Disability Services ensures equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities to programs and activities offered through Minnesota State University, Mankato. The office also acts as a resource and referral agency for students needing additional services. The office assists with advocacy; alternative format of printed materials; alternative testing services; assistive technology; early registration; note taking; sign language interpreters; and text on tape. The office also acts as a resource and referral agent for community contacts and disability-related information.

University Extended Education

116 Alumni Foundation Center
Phone: 507-389-2572 or 800-722-0544
Office of the Dean: 507-389-1094
Email: ext@mnsu.edu

University Extended Education serves the public and private sectors of our region by providing access to educational programs, professional and workplace development and lifelong learning consistent with the mission of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Complete graduate programs and certificate programs are offered in the Twin Cities Metro area, other off-campus locations, and on-line.

Information and Technology Services (ITS)

3010 Memorial Library
Phone: 507-389-6651
Fax: 507-389-6115

Information and Technology Services serves the faculty, staff and student members of the MSU community in providing and supporting technology services. The Academic Computer Center and the Office of Instructional Technologies are areas within ITS.

Office of Institutional Diversity

265 Morris Hall
Phone: 507-389-6125

The Office of Institutional Diversity coordinates facilities at Minnesota State University, Mankato to meet the needs of students developing in a multicultural society and provides direct services to underrepresented students, faculty, and staff including assisting students in financial aid concerns, housing, tutoring, social-cultural isolation issues, personal counseling, etc.

An extension of the program, the Intercultural Student Center, located at 269 Centennial Student Union, provides social and cultural opportunities.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

243 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-6300

The goal of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to provide a vehicle for the four departments within the Center: African American Affairs, American Indian Affairs, Asian American Affairs & Chicano, Mexicano, Latino Affairs to provide support to help the students a successful academic career at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Kearney International Center

238 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-6669

The Kearney International Center is located in Centennial Student Union 250.  The Center is made up of two services areas: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and International Programs Office (IPO/Study Abroad). 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center

242 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-5131 (phone and calendar announcements)
Fax: 507-389-5632

The Center provides support, advocacy, referral and a sense of community to LGBTQQA. Through education, programming, and activism, the Center heightens campus and community awareness of concerns and strives to ensure every individual has equal opportunity to learn, work, and grow in a supportive and safe environment.

Library Services

Reference Services: 507-389-5958

The mission of Library Services is to support the University curriculum by providing students and faculty with information resources available through traditional methods and evolving technologies. Assistance and instruction in the use of information resources is available through reference services, formal classes, web access, and individual consultations with librarians. The library's resources consist of almost 2 million volumes including 2,700 print periodical subscriptions, 25,000 full-text electronic periodicals and over 200 electronic databases. Circulation services include check out of materials from all areas of print, audio, video, and equipment collections. Interlibrary loan services complement the collections by providing access and delivery of materials at other libraries.

Memorial Library is a depository for Minnesota state documents, Federal government publications, and U.S. Geological Survey maps. The library provides the specialized services and materials of the University Archives and the Southern Minnesota Historical Center. The Music Library, housed in the Performing Arts building, provides a broad collection of scores and recordings.

Additional services include internet access from more than 200 dedicated terminals, print and electronic reserve materials, study carrels, seminar rooms, and a complete copy shop with paper and microform copiers. Wireless Internet access is provided for personal laptop computers in all study areas of Memorial Library.

Nontraditional Student Program

Phone: 507-389-5127

It is our mission to build a strong and supportive community for nontraditionally aged and parent students within the university community in order to enrich the educational experience and to help ensure success for all adult students.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

103 Armstrong Hall
Phone: 507-389-1414

Audiology and speech therapy services are available for students requiring the services of the Clinic.

Student Health Services

Carkoski Commons
Phone: 507-389-6276

The Student Health Services provides medical care, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and health education services including care for illnesses and injuries, sports medicine, contraception, STD screening, and physical exams. There may be a small charge for seeing a physician or nurse practitioner, certain medical procedures, laboratory tests, and prescriptions. A health insurance plan is available to students, spouses and dependents. Information is available at the Student Health Services and The Hub or Cashier's Window in the Wigley Administration Center. The office also emphasizes prevention through health education.

Students' Attorney

280 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-2611

A service provided by the Minnesota State Student Association, the students' attorney is available on a part-time basis to all currently enrolled students.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides veterans, current military members, and their families with information and assistance regarding educational benefits, resources, and policies. The VRC also provides information and referrals to a broad range of service providers such as service-connected disability claims, employment help, counseling resources, and more.

The Veterans Resource Center is located in room 192 of the Centennial Student Union.

Women's Center

218 Centennial Student Union
Phone: 507-389-6146
Fax: 507-389-5539
Understanding Sexual Assault web site

The mission of the Women's Center is to foster a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community by enabling the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Women's Center provides programs, connections, advocacy, services, and leadership opportunities for all students.

Residential Life

112 Carkoski Commons
Phone: 507-389-1011
Fax: 507-389-2687

The residence life program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is designed to provide a variety of opportunities and services that enhance and support students' academic experiences. There are a number of living-area choices available. Please contact the Department of Residential Life for additional information.