Equity and Inclusion Programs


The following programs have taken ownership on several key issues. We invite you to contact them for further information on how they do equity and inclusion work on our campus.

African American Education Empowerment Program (AME)

“Creating a Culture of Excellence and Inclusiveness”
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The AME Program mission is to develop and create pathways for the educational success of students of color. Through intentional programming and support, students develop leadership capacity through mentoring and increased involvement in the college community, society, nation, and the world.

The African American Education Empowerment Program (AME) creates opportunities for the educational success of all students with an emphasis on African American students and students of color at Minneapolis College.

Go to the AME page 

American Indian Success Program (AIS)

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The American Indian Success Program is designed to support and foster the educational success of American Indian students attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College). Our goal is to create a strong and united cultural community on campus that contributes to the retention, graduation and personal growth of Native students.

The program provides comprehensive support services, from admission to graduation, that specifically address the needs of American Indian students and affirm their Native cultural identity.

Go to the AIS page

Latinos Unidos for College and Higher Achievement (LUCHA)

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The Mission of the LUCHA program is to better represent the cultural diversity and identities across the Latinx campus community. We assist in the recruitment, retention, and academic success of Latinx students attending Minneapolis College. Through culturally relevant academic advising, leadership development, honors society opportunities, cultural programming, and community outreach, we empower students so that they reach their fullest potential.

Go to the LUCHA page

APIDA Community & Empowerment (ACE)

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ACE program is dedicated to preserving a community among Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans by promoting cross-cultural experiences and creating a supportive learning environment that leads to education/career success.

Go to the ACE page



Equity and Inclusion Scholarships

Bridging the Equity Gap

Bridging the Equity Gap Scholarship Program (Bridge Scholars) is an opportunity for Black and Indigenous male students to be a part of a community engaged in experiential learning, mentorship and leadership. Through academic, social and cultural support, students will be equipped with a quality education and the tools to see greatness in themselves, others and the greater community.

Learn more about this scholarship

Star Scholars Program

The Star Scholar Program is designed to make your dream of attending college tuition-free a possibility. Students that fall under any of the following statuses may apply: 

  • DACA (Deferred action for childhood arrivals)
  • TPS (Temporary protected status)
  • U Visa