News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Pulse Mentorship Program

Posted on September 22, 2017

Students and staff from SPECTRUM and the Rainbow Dragon Center are excited to announce a new mentorship program to support LGBTQ+ college students in the Fargo-Moorhead community. The Pulse Mentorship Program is a LGBTQ+ mentorship program that matches LGBTQ+ students with LGBTQ+ or ally mentors from the Fargo-Moorhead community. This program seeks to create a safe space for students to be themselves and explore their identity, provide resources and guidance, engage in open dialogues and discussion, assist in navigating workplace or school environments, help develop goals for their future plans, connect students to the larger LGBTQ+ community, and offer support.  Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College S’mores Social

Posted on September 01, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 6 | 6-10 p.m. | MSUM Campus Mall

Join MSUM, NDSU, and Concordia’s LGBT+ student organizations SPECTRUM, SAGA, and Pride Alliance for our Tri-College S’mores Social on Sept. 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the MSUM campus mall near the library. S’mores and lawn games will be provided!

Diverse Student Organization Social

Posted on August 29, 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121

Join us to learn about the diverse student organizations on campus, discover how to get connected, meet new people, and discuss ways to collaborate together. Free food, door prizes, and fun! Hosted by the American Indian Student Association, SPECTRUM, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

SPECTRUM meetings

Posted on August 28, 2017

Mondays | 7 p.m. | Rainbow Dragon Center

Join MSUM’s LGBT+ student organization, SPECTRUM, for weekly meetings every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150). All are welcome!

MSUM sponsoring, participating in Fargo-Moorhead Pride

Posted on August 11, 2017

MSUM is a proud sponsor of and participant in Fargo-Moorhead Pride.

On Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. stop by the MSUM booth at Pride in the Park (Island Park, Fargo) to say hi to SPECTRUM student leaders, Admissions staff, and Rainbow Dragon Center staff.

MSUM students, faculty, and staff are invited to ride the Dragon train during the FM Pride Parade on Sunday, Aug. 13. Those wishing to join us on the Dragon Express train should meet at the Physical Plant between 1:00-1:15 p.m. or meet us downtown by the parade staging area (corner of NP and Broadway, Fargo) at 1:30 p.m. The parade begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Fargo.

If you would like to ride the Dragon Express train, please email or call 218-477-2476. Please indicate whether you plan to join us at the Physical Plant or when we arrive to the staging area downtown. Dragon Express train participants will receive candy to pass out along the parade route.

For more information about the FM Pride Parade and other events, please visit:

Rainbow Prom

Posted on April 07, 2017

Saturday, April 8 | 8 p.m. – Midnight | Pride Collective and Community Center (1105 1st Ave S, Fargo)

Join LGBTQIA+ students and allies for a night of dancing, music, mocktails, snacks, prizes, community, and fun! One student per couple/group must present ID from MSUM, NDSU, Concordia, M State, NDSCS or UND. Students who are not comfortable presenting their ID can contact Kari Barnick at  for an alternate admissions ticket. No glitter please.  Read the rest of this entry →

MBLGTACC Diversity Dialogue

Posted on March 24, 2017

Please join SPECTRUM on Friday, March 24 at 1 p.m. in the Intercultural Center (CMU 121) for a diversity dialogue about our experiences at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC). Any questions contact Kari at

So You Think You Can Drag?

Posted on February 03, 2017

Friday, Feb. 3 | 9 p.m. | CMU

MSUM’s on campus drag show is this Friday, Feb. 3 starting at 9 p.m. in the CMU. Limited free t-shirts are available and this event is free and open to all!

SPECTRUM button fundraiser on Friday

Posted on February 03, 2017

Friday, Feb. 3 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | CMU

SPECTRUM will be selling buttons 2 for $1 as a fundraiser on Feb. 3  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the C-store before the Tri-College Drag Show. A variety of designs representing sexuality, gender, and LGBT pride will be available!

Any questions please contact Kari at

Solidarity and community LGBT+ social

Posted on January 20, 2017

Friday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bridges 150

SPECTRUM recognizes the upcoming inauguration could leave LGBT+ students feeling vulnerable. We welcome everyone to join us on Friday, Jan. 20 for reflections, thoughts, concerns, solidarity, community, and of course food. Pop in between classes or stay the whole time from 11-1 in the Rainbow Dragon Center (Bridges 150).  Read the rest of this entry →

SPECTRUM Fundraiser Dec. 7

Posted on December 07, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Kise Commons

SPECTRUM will be selling buttons 2 for $1 as a fundraiser on December 7 from 10-4 in front of Kise. A variety of designs representing sexuality, gender, and LGBT pride will be available! Any questions please contact Kari at

National Coming Out Week

Posted on October 14, 2016

Join us for National Coming Out Week events:  Read the rest of this entry →

Join SPECTRUM for a LGBT Social Today

Posted on August 22, 2016

Join SPECTRUM, MSUM’s LGBT student organization, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rainbow Dragon Center for a LGBT social. Come and check out our new space in Bridges 150 while grabbing some food in between classes.  Read the rest of this entry →

SPECTRUM to Create List of LGBT Faculty, Staff as Student Resource

Posted on May 23, 2016

MSUM’s LGBT organization, SPECTRUM, would like to create a list of LGBT faculty and staff as a resource for students. The compiled list would be posted in the Rainbow Dragon Center and included on SPECTRUM’s Facebook page.  Read the rest of this entry →


Posted on January 13, 2016

KEEP CALM AND DRAG ON will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.

Kelly Coxsyn will be the hostess for the evening and students from local colleges and universities will be performing. Read the rest of this entry →

Rainbow Dragon social Thursday

Posted on September 03, 2015

SPECTRUM is hosting a LGBTQIA student social Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Rainbow Dragon Center, CMU 218. All students are welcome. There will be snacks and games. Come get to know who we are, other students, and get involved.

Dragons AfterDark to host Tri-college Drag Show

Posted on January 12, 2015

Dragons AfterDark is partnering with Spectrum and the Rainbow Dragon Center to present the tri-college Drag Show this Friday in the CMU Ballroom. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:30 p.m. The first 500 people will receive a free t-shirt! Bring your friends for free snacks and drinks while you enjoy a fabulous show from professional and student performers.

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