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The Diversity Lecture and Discussion Series (DLDS) will educate the Anoka-Ramsey community about diversity topics that are affecting the world, such as, understanding of society’s cultural members.  In consultation with faculty from various departments, Anoka-Ramsey will develop an educational series that will highlight diversity conversations and topics for the entire campus.  This series creates a safe space and opportunities for faculty/staff to participate in the series for deeping the awareness and understanding of the diversity globally and domestically, inclusion within syllabi, or attendance to events “by choice”, with the goal of becoming integrated within the curriculum and college culture.

  • Examining the local, domestic, and global issues (i.e., cultural similarities and difference of human society), and topics of disability, race, religion, and gender education.
  • Working with community groups to inform ANOKA-RAMSEY’s constituents about community wide diversity activities. This series will also serve as an opportunity for professional development.

Focus: Promotes active learning about people of diverse backgrounds (i.e., ethnic, gender, class, ability/disability), and historical factors that helped develop communities locally, domestically, and globally.

You Succeed, I Succeed, We Succeed Mentoring Program (Y.I.W.S) The purpose of You Succeed, I succeed, We succeed (Y.I.W.S) Mentoring Program is to help underrepresented students successfully transition, navigate, and return to for the most beneficial and successful experience leading to college success. Participants will acquire knowledge of support systems on campus, cultural identity development theories, and community resources.

Study Groups that Lead to College Success This program has been designed to provide participants in the Mosaic Center the opportunity to participate in study groups within the center. By visiting the Mosaic Center Monday thru Thursday, students have the opportunity to receive academic assistance in the following areas:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Math

Development of Cultural Awareness Day (CAD) This student lead initiative is a one day campus-wide collaborative effort to bring awareness of the cultures within Anoka-Ramsey, and the global society we live in.

Student lead initiative with campus wide support (faculty, administration, staff, and student organizations campus wide) that has been designed to create awareness around the campus in regards to the cultures. 


Focus:  Educational experiences that will help Anoka-Ramsey build community an inclusive learning environment, and educate about the meaning of culture, and learn about the various cultures within the college.