It has been great to see so many students back on our campuses as we kick off the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to meeting and connecting with many of you in the coming months. At Lone Star College our cultural beliefs are centered around: One LSC. Student Focused. Own It. Advance Equity. Cultivate Community. Choose Learning. All these cultural values are embedded in the work of this office.
On this website, you will find information and resources related to diversity, equity and inclusion. If there is something you are looking for that is not found here, please email us so that we can adjust and grow this online resource.
The Lone Star College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's mission is to create a systemwide diversity, equity and inclusion approach that provides all students, faculty, and staff with a sense of belonging and equitable access to opportunities.
Lone Star College's story is one of increasing diversity, with more than 60% of our students coming from minority and historically underrepresented backgrounds. As such, we have been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. Our vision is for Lone Star College to be the model minority serving institution recognized for providing innovative and transformative programming, practices and curriculum that eliminates the student equity gap.
Our office is collaborating across LSC to create cultural awareness, learning and professional development programming, along with implementing practices that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion.
ODEI Objectives evolved out of Lone Star College's Cultural beliefs:
Identify opportunities to enhance the climate and ensure we embody a culture of inclusion for everyone.
Provide opportunities for continuous individual and institutional learning, reflection, and collaboration on diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborate with faculty and administration on developing equity-mindedness practices that reduce barriers for students and promotes student success, retention, and completion.
Increase recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse faculty and staff to support our continuously growing diverse student community.
Create collaborative community partnerships that enhance our ability to serve our students and communities they come from.
Ensure transparency and accountability on diversity and equity metrics.