Diversity Vision

Vision Statement

As a four-year comprehensive public college, Lewis-Clark State College is committed to providing a learning environment that affords people of all backgrounds and identities the opportunity to achieve their highest educational goals. 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. The college's educational and enrichment programs, curricula, faculty, staff and students benefit from the promotion of awareness, acceptance, and knowledge of the distinct cultural, ethnic, and life experience differences that contribute to individual and group identity.

Land Acknowledgemet Statement

We at Lewis-Clark State College gather today in Simíinekem (Lewiston) on the indigenous homelands of the Nimiipuu - Nez Perce Tribe. We acknowledge the Nimiipuu as original caretakers since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water, and to their ancestors.  We wish to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and respect for the ongoing relationship built between Lewis-Clark State College and the Nez Perce Tribe. Qe’ciyew’yew’ (thank you).

President's Commission on Diversity

Established in 2000, the President's Commission on College Diversity was established to advise the college president on the institution's effectiveness in fostering inclusive practices that enhance cultural awareness and understanding.

Diversity Commission Action Plan

Goals to support diversity vision statement

  • To foster a sense of community for all ages, economic classes, ethnicities, gender identities, races, religions, sexual orientation and national origins.
  • To develop skills needed to work effectively, and lead, within our diverse community and the greater global community.
  • To equip LC State students for personal, civic, and economic engagement within and across local and global communities.
  • To develop a sense of belonging as a lifelong learner.

Action Plan 2019-2020 (link word doc)