Notably, it allocates funding for athletics, technology and Student Legal Services for students.
The Student Government president meets regularly with Interim President Ashish Vaidya.
The university is one of the largest schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Mn SCU) system, which is the largest provider of higher education in Minnesota. Cloud State opened its doors to students in 1869, under the name Third State Normal School.
Classrooms were on the first floor, the model school was on second floor and a women's dormitory was housed on the third floor. Herberger Business School is recognized as one of the top business colleges in the country and is one of only four in the state that is nationally accredited.
The Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), which broke ground in October 2011, went into service fall 2013. The million renovation of Brown Hall was finished in December 2009.
Among the undergraduate programs of note include accounting, land surveying and mapping sciences, nursing and meteorology. Cloud State is the only Minnesota university that offers an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited manufacturing engineering program.
The five-member faculty was headed by Principal Ira Moore. In 1898, the school began offering a junior college curriculum. Master's degree programs were first offered in 1953. Cloud State became a university, comprising five colleges and a graduate school. Within the past decade, the College of Science and Engineering established and gained full accreditation for its Computer Engineering program.
In 1914, the school dropped its secondary education program. In 1987, men's hockey became an NCAA Division I program.
In 2014, the University updated its secondary logo, which features a Husky dog face. In fall 2014, for example, women's hockey displayed the secondary logo on both shoulders of its home jersey.Among the awards earned in 2013 were UTVS' five awards at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, including a Best of Festival award for a Husky Productions broadcast of a men's hockey game.