Dear LSA students, faculty, and staff,

LSA’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion has been updated and is available for your review on our website.

Last fall we shared a draft version of this plan with you. Hundreds of you offered helpful insights and raised important questions. We listened, and we’ve worked hard to incorporate your ideas.

Events of the past few months remind us just how far we have to go to create a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. I’m committed to working with you to get there. At the same time, we have made significant, measurable progress in many areas.  Our LSA DEI Plan 6-Month Progress Report can also be found on our website.  

Thank you for your interest and continued engagement. I hope you will continue to share your valuable suggestions and insights.  Feedback can be sent to


Andrew D. Martin, Dean
Professor of Political Science and Statistics
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts