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Lake Forest College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
555 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone
(847) 234-3100
School Information
"Lake Forest College, located by Lake Michigan on Chicago’s North Shore, provides access to an outstanding education that gives students a big edge on jobs after graduation. "Our flexible curriculum supports double-majors and minors, and students are also offered unparalleled internships in Chicago, great lab research experience, championship athletics, and study-abroad opportunities. Our outcomes are hard to match: well above 90 percent of our graduates have jobs, were in graduate school, or pursued other chosen opportunities within six months of graduation." The college enrolls over 1,500 students, has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, and offers 32 majors. (Source: https://www.lakeforest.edu/about-us) (Source: https://www.lakeforest.edu/about-us/facts-and-figures)
General Information
The college has launched its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative which includes a mandatory training for students in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), an expanded DEI library collection, and grants to incorporate diversity into the curricula. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • In addition to the "Choose Antiracism" campaign, students themselves provided video responses to the faculty videos.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Faculty committed to a three-year long series titled, "three years of a series entitled "Diversity and Inclusiveness in Teaching" a monthly, hour-long program.
  • Students are now required to take a "mandatory Ever-Fi course on diversity, equity, and inclusion."
Program and Research Funding
  • Faculty were given grants to "enrich the diversity of the curriculum."
  • The college hosted a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit from March 31 to April 14, 2021.
Resources
  • "The Library has expanded DEI book collection based on recommendations by the OIR."
  • College sponsored a series titled "Choose Antiracism", "a digital library of short educational videos created by College faculty and staff that reflects on each of the chapters from Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work".
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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