We are committed to making LSA an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative space to learn, teach, work, discover, and thrive together. Weaving DEI into the fabric of what we do and who we are as a community is essential to achieving our 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.
Get to Know DEI 2.0
The LSA DEI 2.0 Strategic Plan outlines initiatives to make LSA a more inclusive, equitable, and collaborative space to learn, teach, work, discover, and thrive together. It supports the college’s commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed and valued through actionable goals, objectives, and initiatives developed using input from students, staff, and faculty.
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.
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.
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.