Luther College Diversity Center
The Luther College Diversity Center (LDC) provides voice, visibility, and leadership to individuals and groups committed to strengthening campus diversity. It provides advocacy and support for international students, multicultural students, and American students from historically underrepresented groups. The center's mission is to promote a deeper appreciation and a greater understanding of the diversity of the individuals that make up our campus. It also strengthens efforts to include multicultural perspectives as part of the tradition of a liberal arts education and advocates for policies that promote inclusion and participation of all members of the community.
The Diversity Council, whose role is to monitor and evaluate diversity initiatives and recommend improvements, assists the Diversity Center in achieving its mission.
The Diversity Center offers support and advice to many student organizations, which are open to all Luther students. The list of student organizations can be found on our website at http://www.luther.edu/diversity.
The center envisions a campus strongly committed to access and excellence for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or age.
In the classroom, the center envisions active engagement in learning about difference through effective teaching that allows students to grow in their sense of social responsibility and cultural appreciation.
Beyond the classroom, the center envisions a campus community in which people from diverse backgrounds can develop their unique contributions to teaching, learning, and service in a climate where all feel valued, respected, and safe.