Equity & Inclusion
Where Community is built and inclusivity is fostered
The Equity and Inclusion Division works collectively with the College and community partners to dismantle inequitable systems, operationalize culturally responsive pedagogy through an anti-racist lens and rebuild systems for the advancement of our students. The Division enacts this mission in four primary approaches:
- Multicultural programming designed to support underrepresented student populations
- Professional development learning opportunities and trainings for our workforce
- Equity lens focused on matching policy and procedures to the students we serve
- Culturally responsive academic advising and support for specific identity groups including the African American Education Empowerment Program (AME), American Indian Success Program (AISP) and Latinos Unidos for College and Higher Achievement (LUCHA)
The Division serves as a bridge toward trust and a pathway for members of underserved communities and for those who wish to provide equity-minded service.
Diversity, equity and inclusion figure prominently in Minneapolis College’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Priorities and Equity Statement. Minneapolis College’s Equity and Inclusion Division was founded to inspire and work collaboratively with the campus community to accomplish these priorities.
Minneapolis College recognizes that it was built on and currently occupies Dakhóta land. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work. We also acknowledge that words are not enough. We are committed to taking direct action in the decolonization of institutional structures that promote injustices and inequities. Read the Minneapolis College Land Acknowledgement.