Diversity at Lewis-Clark State College

Students come from all over the world for the Lewis-Clark State College experience. Students representing more than 30 countries, 30 states, and every corner of the State of Idaho comprise the student body. Every student has a different reason for choosing Lewis-Clark State, but all agree that it is home to endless opportunities and an educational experience that is unparalleled. The college is a place of diversity where you will have a chance to exchange ideas and encounter new cultures.

We believe in promoting the free exchange of ideas in an environment that celebrates the dignity, worth and contributions of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds as a means of enabling individuals to reach their greatest potential.

Regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation, you will be treated and respected as a human being.

In its effort to enhance diversity, Lewis-Clark State College recognizes that particular focused effort must be placed on including members of groups who have historically been subject to discrimination and are still underrepresented in the campus community.

We are especially cognizant of the distinctive relationship between Lewis-Clark State College and Native Americans because of the historical significance, proximity and frequent collaboration with the Nez Perce Tribe on projects and programs of mutual benefit.

Vision Statement

As a four-year public institution of higher education, Lewis-Clark State College is committed to providing a learning environment that affords people of all backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their highest educational goals, while also promoting awareness and acceptance of all backgrounds on campus and within the community.  We understand the importance of preparing students for full participation in an integrated society while preserving and perpetuating their many unique identities.

Lewis-Clark State College promotes the free exchange of ideas in an environment that celebrates the dignity, worth and contributions of all backgrounds as a means of enabling individuals to reach their greatest potential.

Policy and Procedures

Statement of Nondiscrimination

 Contact EEOC if you feel you have been discriminated against. 

Filing Complaints

Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Reporting Sexual Assault takes to Title IX Report An Incident page


Lewis-Clark State College is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the College does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s physical or mental disability.  Disability discrimination is the denial of privileges or benefits of education or employment, or the denial of the opportunity to participate in university activities, because of an individual’s actual disability, because of that individual’s record of having a disability, or because that individual is regarded as having a disability.    

The College will make reasonable accommodations or program modifications as appropriate to remove any barriers that may exist for an individual with a disability.  Students in need of or who want to discuss accommodations, can call the Disability Services office at (208) 792-2211 for an appointment.  LCSC faculty and staff members can make job related accommodations requests by contacting Human Resources at (208) 792-2269. 

It is the disabled individual’s responsibility to begin the reasonable accommodation discussion, and the College’s responsibility to engage in a good-faith interaction with the individual, so that both parties can cooperate to develop a reasonable accommodation.

Sexual Orientation & Gender

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ)

Lewis-Clark State College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of that person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status.

Gender Identity/Transgender Status

Transgendered or transitioning individuals are able to access whatever campus bathroom they prefer.  Faculty, staff or students who would prefer to use a private unisex bathroom can do so.  Bathrooms are  located in various buildings on campus located below:

  • Main floor Library in the hall
  • 3rd floor MLH
  • One on each floor of TJH
  • SUB lower level
  • SGC south side of middle round, upstairs
  • Pi’amkinwaas
  • Music

If you believe you have been discriminated against due to sexual orientation or gender identity or transgender status, you can file a complaint.

Sexual Assault

“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.” (Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Dear Colleague Letter, April 4, 2011).  Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

Acts of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence represent violations of the LCSC Student Code of Conduct and the LCSC Sexual Misconduct / Title IX Policy.  Lewis-Clark State College is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexually based offenses.  These acts violate an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity and will not be tolerated.  The College seeks to address such behavior through education, policy enforcement, and by providing mechanisms for student, faculty, staff and visitors to report concerns or complaints.  Prompt corrective measures will be taken to stop sexual discrimination, harassment and violence whenever it occurs.

Who Can Help, sexual assault resources

Pregnancy and Lactation Room

For your convenience, LCSC provides faculty, students and staff members in need of privacy related to breast feeding, a designated room located in the SUB.

Location: SUB 140, Faculty Staff Lounge

Please make reservations at the SUB desk.

Lewis-Clark State College Division of Nursing and Health Sciendes supports the achievement of the school/life balance of its students, and values the diversity of its student population.  Reasonable attempts to provide accommodations will be made for pregnancy and breastfeeding on a case-by-case basis.  Please notify faculty as early as possible of need for pregnancy leave and intentions to breastfeed to endure adequate opportunity for planning.


Vikki Swift, Director, Human Resource Services
Administration, Rm 102 Contact 2087922269 Mailing 500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501 Hours Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Useful Links


LCSC Human Resources

LCSC Disability Services

Who Can Help, sexual assault resources

Discrimination Complaint Procedures