Equity and Inclusion Programs and Clubs

The following programs and  student clubs 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. There are 4 distinct student groups within AME:

  • Brother to Brother (B2B)
  • Sisters of the Diaspora (SoD)
  • Student Transition and Education Program (STEP)
  • African American Parity (AMP) Group.

Empowering students in the development of leadership skills, AME programs contribute to the personal growth, retention, and graduation of students.


  • Sisters of the Diaspora

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.


  • UNITE Student Club-United Nations of Indian Tribes for Education

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.


  • LUCHA Summer Camp
  • Raices Unidas Student Club