Our Mission

Diversity Center

Located in Memorial Hall on the First Floor

     To ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, specifically students from diverse backgrounds, to be able to thrive at Lawrence University personally, socially, and academically. This will be achieved through education, conversation, and celebration that embrace culture and identity in oneself and others.

     The Diversity Center provides additional resources such as individual cultural support, a diverse library (books, magazines, pamphlets), connections to the surrounding diverse communities, and opportunities to volunteer and lead. Please stop by for a visit and get connected.

Disability and Culture: A Informal Discussion with Prof. Brenda Jenike

Vote for an Exceptional Young Professional

She is a mentor to all, a great role model, an advocator for those who aren’t able to speak and a support when needed. Who are we speaking of, you ask? We are talking about Paris D. Wicker, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Programs.

The Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professional Awards are offered by Pulse Young Professional Network and The Post Crescent.

To vote for an Exceptional Young Professional that we all love, named Paris D. Wicker, click the link below.




African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute 2017

Glamour Magazine Article featuring Najma Ali Osman

The Diversity Center has moved!

Stop by to visit us in our new location, 1st floor of Memorial Hall. Also, the Diversity Center has a new front entrance right off of Hurvis crossing. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Diversity Center via Social Media

Like our Facebook Page @ fb.me/LawrenceUniversityDiversityCenter 

Send our Facebook Page messages @ m.me/LawrenceUniversityDiversityCenter.

Follow us on Twitter @ludiversity and Instagram @lu_diversitycenter

Visit our Library




Got some ideas?

The Diversity Center is looking for different ways to educate, engage, and building community.
Please submit your ideas and suggestions to:

Chris Vue at chris.n.vue@lawrence.edu or

Diversity Center Staff Welcomes Resse Johnson as the Diversity Center Program Coordinator!

Resse is excited to  serve as the Diversity Program Coordinator. Resse is from Detroit Michigan and completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University majoring in Social Work with a minor in Human Behavior Studies. Resse has spent 4 year of her undergraduate career as a Resident Advisor as well as working in the office for Multicultural Affairs. Resse’s hobbies include watching movies and reading books that make her cry, singing Adele or Beyoncé at the top of her lungs, and Geocaching.   She is a huge extrovert and loves meeting new people and having others pop in to say hello. She is looking forward to learning all about Lawrence and the students that make it a great place to call home. 

Diversity Center: Where Are They Now?

Fall Term of Last Year, Lawrence University welcomed Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus for Lawrence Convocation series. Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the nation’s most important contemporary writers on the subject of race, examines the conflicted and hopeful state of black America.

 In the video link below, Coates speaks with Iris Deroeux about his time in Paris and race in France and America. This event is part of the Washington Ideas Week, and produced in partnership with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, AtlanticLIVE, and The Aspen Institute.




Highlights & Spotlights E-Board

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