The Center for Equity and Inclusion
Lake Superior College is dedicated to being an institution where all students have the opportunity to be academically successful while also being an inclusive, equitable and welcoming campus. The College is committed 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 embraces cultural diversity of all types. We are happy to welcome international students from across the globe to be a part of our campus and Duluth community. We recognize and honor our Indigenous students while striving to create more culturally-inclusive practices for Native students at LSC. Lake Superior College is actively working to increase anti-racist practices and policies throughout our campus. LSC is committed to creating a welcoming environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community through a strategic educational and training plan.
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 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?” and FY22-23 funding to create a project aimed at amplifying voices in our community through the “We are here. Hear us.” initiative.
- On-going campus-wide training opportunities, workshops, and initiatives that allow employees and students alike to continue their equity journeys. See the campus calendar or the list of upcoming events for more information.