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Our core mission is to promote ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, and/or religious diversity.

The Diversity Relations Staff is committed to supporting students’ academic pursuits on all three campuses through services, resources, and activities in these areas:

Diversity Relations provides an opportunity for all students, staff and community at large to:

  • Address academic and social barriers
  • Contribute to the educational and cultural planning for all to experience and learn from
  • Socialize and study with peers in an environment that enhances diversity understanding and relationships
  • Assist with researching various scholarship and internship opportunities

Bilingual Assistance

If you are in need of assistance with bilingual communication as it relates to education, please contact the Diversity & Inclusion Services office at 920-924-6355, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS.

Si Ud. necesita asistencia en Español relacionada con educación, por favor llame a la oficina de servicios de diversidad e inclusión al 920-924-6355, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS.

Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais lus txog kev kawm ntawv, thov hu rau Diversity & Inclusion Service Office: 920-924-6355, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS.

Leslie Laster

Leslie Laster

Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion

920-924-6355, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS

jackie morgan

Jackie Morgan

Student Community, Equity and Engagement Specialist

920-924-3134, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS

stephen pepper

Stephen Pepper

Student Veterans Specialist

920-924-3489, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS
Book an Appointment

Upcoming Events

November National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
Explore interactive challenges, a display, & resources for homelessness awareness.
Week of 10/31-11/4 in FDL
Week of 11/7-11/11 in BD
Week of 11/14-11/18 in WB
Located outside cafeteria on every campus

Tuesday & Wednesday, 11/1 & 11/2 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
View a Día de los Muertos ofrenda (altar) and read more about this celebratory holiday.
Located in the cafeteria at every campus.

Wednesday, 11/2 Free Legal Clinic for Students
3-6pm on all 3 campuses, appointments available virtually or in person.
Register here with your student email!
Offered in partnership with Lawyers for Learners and Legal Action of Wisconsin.

Week of 11/7-11/11 Military Branches Display
Recognition as Veterans Day approaches.
Located outside cafeteria on every campus.

Thursday, 11/10 – Friday, 11/11 WisCORE Conference
Wisconsin Technical College System Conference on Race & Ethnicity. Engage in conversations regarding equity & inclusion.
Registration for virtual attendance is open! Attend sessions that fit with your schedule.
View Event Agenda Here
Learn more or email Becca with questions.

Thursday, 11/10 QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Recognize warning signs & learn skills to help people at risk for suicidal thoughts & behaviors.
Two sessions will be offered:
11:30am-12:30pm, FDL A112 or Join Virtually Here
3:30-4:30pm, WB L153 or Join Virtually Here

Friday, 11/11, 11am-12pm Nursing Home Veterans Recognition Visit
Visit with veterans, ask questions, and get a first-hand account of U.S. history.
St. Francis Home, 33 Everett St, FDL

Friday, 11/11 Veterans Recognition Display
In honor of Veterans Day.
Located outside cafeteria on every campus

Tuesday, 11/15 & Wednesday, 11/16 Everyone Deserves a Home: Facts & Myths About Homelessness
Reasons for homelessness, statistics, experiences, and resources.
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday, 11/15, 11:30am-12pm, FDL C005 or Join Virtually Here
Wednesday, 11/16, 3:30-4pm, FDL A103 or Join Virtually Here

Thursday, 11/17, 11:30am-1pm Grey Table Talk: Power of Words
Discussion about current world news topics.
FDL C005 or Join Virtually Here

Friday, 11/18, 12-1pm MPTC Diversity Discussion: Native Americans & Mascots
Group discussion about a monthly topic.
FDL A112 or Join Virtually Here

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In October the Higher Education Diversity and Inclusion Team (HEDIT), encompassing the four Higher Ed institutions in Fond du Lac County, held the 2022 HEDIT Conference: Cultivating Empathy Through Leadership. The keynote session with speaker Roberto Rivera is now available for anyone to view! Please email Becca Pickart for a link to the video.

WisCORE: WTCS Conference on Race & Ethnicity

Thursday & Friday, November 10-11, 2022

WisCORE is a conference designed to include student voices in system-wide discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Participate in WTCS conversations about equity & inclusion
  • Form an equity & inclusion network with both students & employees
  • Foster system-wide accountability
  • Gain tools to be an effective DEI leader and navigate difficult conversations

Visit the WisCORE page for more information about the conference and speakers, and take a look at the event agenda.

Registration is still open for virtual-only attendees! We encourage students to virtually attend whichever parts of the conference fit their schedule. In-person registration is now closed.

Wiscore conference information

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The October edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter is here! Discover upcoming events, resources, news, and fun facts from our Diversity, Accessibility, and Support team at MPTC!

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