Lawrence aspires to create a welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds. We believe diversity is our strength, and we strive to ensure all members of our community feel a sense of true belonging as they benefit from a Lawrence education. 

While several offices across campus provide direct support for students, faculty, and staff to ensure an equitable experience, it is each Lawrentian’s responsibility to make Lawrence a welcoming and supportive place for all.

Main Hall provides a beautiful backdrop for Commencement 2023.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging for All

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to achieve inclusive excellence by providing an environment that helps each student, faculty, staff and community member reach their unique potential.

Students working and spending time at the Diversity Center

Student Support, Connections and Programming

The Diversity and Intercultural Center offers resources for students from diverse backgrounds such as individual cultural support, resources, connections to the surrounding community, and programming including workshops, forums, discussions, and cultural conversations.

The Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center in Colman Hall

A Safe Space to Gather

The Gender Sexuality Diversity Center (GSDC) is a community space on campus where queer Lawrentians and their allies can gather. The GSDC is a safe space for queer identifying Lawrentians of all backgrounds and celebrates the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic status, ability, and other diverse identities.

Flags strung up at the Esch Hurvis Center for Spiritual and Religious Life

Exploring Faith and Spirituality

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life educates and models exploration and expressions of faith and spirituality. We nurture a welcoming, supportive, courageous environment where people engage one another for meaningful and balanced living.

Indigenous peoples day

Recognizing Indigenous Communities

Lawrence University is located on the ancestral homelands of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk people, and Indigenous students have been part of the institution since its earliest days. Recognizing these Indigenous connections and communities is integral to the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

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