We are committed to making LSA an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative space to learn, teach, work, discover, and thrive together. Enhancing and embracing our differences is essential to achieving our shared goals of producing groundbreaking research, providing a world-class liberal arts education, and making a positive impact on our diverse society.
LSA is committed to the systemic change required to create true equity, inclusion, and belonging in the college and beyond.
In 2020, the college convened a task force charged with creating a clear statement of vision and goals for anti-racism in LSA that could help catalyze and institutionalize anti-racist policies and practices as central to the college’s mission.
Sexual Harassment Report
LSA launched a working group to develop actionable plans that address sexual harassment in the college. The group produced a report proposing changes to LSA policies and practices to prevent gender harassment and create a more inclusive and respectful environment.
LGBTQ+ Community Report
The college convened a working group to improve climate in LSA from an LGBTQ+ perspective. This group produced an assessment based on lived experience in the college rather than scholarship and included recommendations intended to benefit the entire LSA community.
LSA DEI 1.0 Summary, Strategic Planning, and Progress
In support of our commitment to a campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed and valued, the college developed and began working towards a long-term strategic plan for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our academic community.
The LSA Collegiate Fellows Program is an innovative faculty recruitment program that selects top scholars with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to enhance the overall intellectual and educational experience for students, staff, and faculty.
Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment requires ongoing, diligent, and conscious effort from everyone in the LSA community. We invite you to use these pages as a resource to get involved, learn more, find support, and connect with others.