Supporting Basic Needs

The College recognizes that there are many students who may experience challenges in their lives outside of the classroom that may create stress and anxiety which impacts their academic performance. Challenges may include accessing enough food to eat every day, safe and stable housing, issues with childcare, family obligations, physical and mental health, unexpected bills, or issues with accessing technology.

As a student, your safety, health, and well-being are our primary concerns and we want to be able to support you in any way that we can.

This webpage contains information on resources on campus and within the Duluth community.

This is not exhaustive of current offerings and will be updated regularly to reflect changes with services, resources, and support. Please contact Wade Gordon, Dean of Students, at  with questions or if you have a resource to include.

Wade Gordon

Wade Gordon,
Dean of Students

(218) 733-7656


Our LSC Center of Equity and Inclusion may also hold limited items as a part of their pantry. If you have a specific need outside of professional wear, please connect with our Center of E&I.

LSC has partnered with True North Goodwill to help offer business professional attire. Please connect with Career Services to learn more details.

Employment and Career Services

Need Help with Employment? We have on campus Student Employment, as well as Career Services, that will help you with your job search, resumes and even Interview Clothing.


On campus food options include IceHawks Café, the LSC Store, various vending machines and IceHawks Pantry.

Health and Wellness

LSC provides various resources to meet your Health and Wellness Needs, including a Wellness Center, Respite Rooms, on campus low cost or free Dental, Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy appointments, among many other supportive options.


Although there is no On Campus Housing, here is a great one stop resource to help with your housing inquiries.

International Student Resources

LSC offers various resources for our International Students, including links to outside agencies.

Safety and Security

Lake Superior College takes the safety and security of its students and employees seriously and has many resources available to you.

Student Connections and Student Life

LSC offers many fun activities and opportunities to our Students in various forms of Student Engagement, that includes Student Clubs, Student Senate, and on campus and off campus cultural activities, just to name a few.

Study and Classroom Support

Whether you need study space, computer support, or tutors we are here to support you on your road to success.

Technology Support

Our LSC Information Technology Help Desk is here to help you with any computer support you need. Our Harold Erickson Library is another good resource for basic technology support as well, ask our Librarians for assistance.


Did you know that with a Current Student ID Card you can ride the DTA (Duluth Transit Authority) Bus for free?

College and University Basic Needs Website 211

211 Basic Needs Resource Hub

Lake Superior College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Lake Superior College students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help.

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available.

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the student basic needs website.