Lake Land College is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that embraces and actively supports diversity. We aspire to be an institution where the quality of education is enhanced and enriched by an inclusive campus community. We strive to provide dynamic learning and working environments that encourage multiple perspectives and the free exchange of ideas.
This month we celebrate and support those living with mental or behavioral health issues in an effort to help reduce the stigma surrounding many people living with these challenges.
Lake Land College believes in supporting the success of our students on both a personal and academic level, and we know that this all starts with their mental health and wellness. We have established these mental health resources, including free online mental health counseling through BetterMynd, for our students.
We are also excited to introduce the Calm app as our newest resource available to students at Lake Land College! Whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes, Calm’s diverse content library offers resources to suit your schedule and needs. Explore guided meditations and specialized music playlists to help with studying, stress, and focus, mindful movement video and audio, relaxing Sleep Stories, tailored content for children, wisdom-filled masterclasses led by experts, and much more.
Simply follow the instructions below to gain full access to Calm—the #1 app for mental fitness.
To get started:
Once complete, you can download the Calm app and log into your new account. Your Calm subscription gives you unlimited access to the full library of content at calm.com and in the Calm app.
If you have questions about accessing the Calm app, contact Counselor for Accommodations and Mental Health Initiatives Amber Niebrugge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-234-5259.
TRiO Student Support Services is a program with the sole purpose of helping students in need succeed at Lake Land College. Students who are eligible for TRiO Student Support Services must be pursuing an associate degree or certificate and meet at least one of the following requirements:
Lake Land College is committed to providing a quality educational experience to all students. As such, Lake Land provides academic support services for students who have a documented disability. Academic support services are coordinated by the Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations who is located in the student services wing of the student services/administration building. Those eligible are the following:
The Tutoring Center offers tutoring for college courses; basic skills courses in memory, test taking, and computer anxiety; and supplemental services for students with disabilities. Located in Webb Hall 130, the Tutoring Center hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday and later by appointment (Monday through Thursday during summer session.)
The Lake Land College Early Advantage Program (LEAP) provides collaboration between student services departments and faculty members to ensure students are aware of the support services provided on campus and in the community. Through the Lake Land College Early Advantage Program, students are provided with immediate contact information via their student email account. The information identifies services on campus that might be beneficial to achieving success in the course.
Lake Land College is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Faculty, staff and students have a right to work and learn in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices such as harassment.
Safe Zone was created by the Inclusion & Diversity Education Task Force to address the concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ally community at Lake Land College and the surrounding area. Safe Zone is a way to reach out to these students and welcome them in all areas of the Lake Land community. Safe Zones are areas on and around campus where supportive people provide information and work toward the elimination of myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes. By participating in the Safe Zone Program, one pledges that their Safe Zone is a place where lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and allies can:
Contact Katie Parrish at email@example.com with questions or to schedule Safe Zone training
Counselors can refer you to community agencies that can assist you with personal concerns. Visit the Counseling Office webpage to view resources for the following concerns.
The UP (Uniting Pride) Center of Champaign County is a multi-service agency, for youth and adults, with a purpose to support and promote human care, education, and community-building activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community of Champaign County. Visit their website for more information, or call them at 217-550-4248.
Below are links to diversity related classroom activity directions that can be downloaded and used in a variety of classes. Click on a link below to access a PDF of instructions for each activity.
The Lake Land College Library has several resources on a variety of diversity related topics. Below are direct links to some of the topics we have available. For more information about these library resources, contact the Lake Land College Reference Librarian in the Library.
Lake Land College offers several student organizations specifically designed to meet the needs of certain diverse groups of the student population. Those student organizations include:
PRIDE is the LGBT+ student club dedicated to promoting understanding and equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender + community.
Advisor: Marcy Satterwhite | firstname.lastname@example.org | 217-234-5359
This club aims: to consolidate and promote a mutual understanding among international students; to promote a better understanding and stronger ties with the American community; to promote a better understanding with students and other student organizations in and around the College; and to help incoming international students better adjust to life at Lake Land.
Advisor: Kimberly Hunter | email@example.com | 217-234-5382
This club provides peer support and networking for student veterans and their families.
Advisor: Danielle Downs | firstname.lastname@example.org | 217-234-5255
Visit the Student Life Website to check out more clubs, events, and activities related to Lake Land’s student population.
The Lake Land College Inclusion & Diversity Education Committee facilitates several events on campus each year to bring awareness to diversity related topics. Look for poster displays and events around campus celebrating diversity.
Monthly celebrations include:
The “Inclusion & Diversity Education Committee at Lake Land College consists of representatives from the following divisions/departments, but is open for additional volunteer members. To join, contact any of the committee members:
At least one representative from each of the following