Diversity and Inclusion | Statement

Lake Erie College seeks to be an institution where individuals of all backgrounds feel welcomed. We also strive to ensure that all within the campus community hold themselves accountable for contributing positively to a culture of inclusion and empowerment. We are committed to an institution that respects the breadth of diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, age, disability, background, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

With the understanding that diversity must align with inclusiveness, the College seeks to support an environment that is welcoming, supportive, and dignified with regard to programming, support, and services. We recognize that we must have an environment where stakeholders may express opinions, thoughts, or ideas freely and openly, and in such a way, that embraces differences with acceptance and respect as part of our growth and sustainability strategy.

Lake Erie College seeks to emblemize a culture that projects our diversity and inclusion values into the communities that surround us. We recognize that inclusion should be a campus ideology. Without diversity and inclusion, in its broadest sense, our ability to accomplish our mission fully is hindered. [Developed and Approved by the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force – February 2017]

Special Information Regarding DACA and Undocumented Students

Lake Erie College welcomes students and scholars from around the world who contribute to our mission of inclusiveness and ethic of hope and care. In alignment with our institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, Lake Erie College is proud to affirm our commitment to undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students in keeping with our policies on non-discrimination, privacy, and public safety. We continue to admit, enroll, and support all students without regard to their immigration status.