The Center for Equity and Inclusion
Lake Superior College embraces all students, strives to become ever more inclusive, and increase the diversity of our campus community. The College maintains planning to accomplish these important goals.
Lake Superior College is committed to welcoming all students from all backgrounds and allowing students to show up authentically at our institution. Regardless of your sex, race, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance, LSC welcomes you as part of our campus community.
Lake Superior College is also happy to welcome international students from across the globe to be a part of our campus and Duluth community. We currently have students representing the following countries:
- South Korea
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
Among our ongoing initiatives to reach a fully inclusive campus, the following policies, programs and resources are available at LSC to support all students:
- Lake Superior College’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan embeds a culture of equity and diversity into all learning and working environments.
- LSC adheres to Policy 1B.1 on nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunities.
- Lake Superior College’s Center for Equity and Inclusion is a safe and welcoming environment for students to express themselves fully, learn about other people and cultures and create community.
- Executive Diversity Officer Sarah Lyons works to increase cultural competency for everyone at LSC, advocate for students and create a positive learning environment for all students.
- Lake Superior College is dedicated to the work of Equity by Design and Equity 2030 in our classrooms, offices and policies.
- The Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is made up of faculty, staff and students who work to identify opportunities at LSC for engagement and improvement on equity- and diversity-related issues. Interested members can contact Sarah Lyons.
- Lake Superior College is the recipient of Innovation Grant funding for FY21-22 to address racial inequities in education through the project “What does racial equity mean to us?”.
- Scholarships are available through the LSC Foundation for students of color, first generation students and lower-income students.
- Additional campus resources are available to all students to increase equity mindfulness and inclusion, including the Tutoring and Learning Center, the LSC Erickson Library and programs such as TRiO SSS and the Bridges Program.
- On-going campus-wide training opportunities, workshops, and initiatives that allow employees and students alike to continue their equity journeys.
Lake Superior College has a vibrant student life department, which helps organize more than 30 student interest and program related organizations on campus. In addition, Student Life offers several recreational sports and outdoor program both on campus as well as with community partners including the Duluth Area Family YMCA and Positive Energy Outdoors.