Equity and Inclusion


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are updating this webpage on an ongoing basis to keep you posted about services and resources. As of March 17, 2020, the Equity and Inclusion has moved to offering services online until further notice. In this time of social isolation, it remains our priority to foster a sense of community and safety for our students. We hope to create virtual communities in order to stay connected and meet the needs of students. 

Visit the American Indian Success Program (AIS) , African American Education and Empowerment Program (AME), and Latinos Unidos for College and Higher Achievement (LUCHA) links listed above. Even while physically away from each other, we are committed to cultivating a feeling of togetherness. 

  • If you have any questions, contact Jonathan Hillman
  • Advising appointments will be available via Zoom video or Zoom calls. To schedule an appointment, please contact the coordinators listed on their individual webpages.
  • We are presently exploring different platforms to deliver virtual programming (i.e. Facebook, YouTube video, livestreaming, etc.) To find out more information about virtual programming through the AIS center, please keep checking this page or contact Brooke Hornseth 
  • For ongoing updates on COVID-19 and Minneapolis College’s response to the pandemic and government restrictions, please check your CAMPUS (@go.minneapolis.edu) email at least once daily. 
Equity & Inclusion Staff Photo
L to R: Catrina Huynh-Weiss, Randy Gresczyk, Nanette Missaghi, Jay Williams, Vladimir Dircio, Jonathan Hillman, Charles Watson

Minneapolis College is changing its institutional approach, from fitting students to our institution's needs to fitting our institution to our students’ needs. We believe equity remedies personal and systemic disadvantages and removes barriers to inclusion. Through shifting attitudes about diversity and the allocation of resources, we achieve just outcomes. We create inclusion through a climate of belonging and meaningful participation. It results from equitable and culturally responsive policies and practices that generate trust.  

We state this in the present tense; there is not a destination point; this work is ongoing...