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Lewis-Clark State College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
5600 8th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
(208) 792-5272
School Information
Based in Lewiston, Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College is well known for its beautiful campus, great academic programs, competitive athletic teams, and fantastic employee perks. LCSC, which embraces ongoing employee training and continued education, also offers a Professional Development Program for all employees, a Center for Teaching and Learning for faculty, maternity and paternity leave an onsite daycare and much more. Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, professional-technical programs, and community programs. One of the top public comprehensive four-year colleges in the West, with its beautiful campus, small classes, and superb faculty, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.
General Information
Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) does not require critical race training yet. However, the Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF), a free market think tank, has begun cataloging the expansion of social justice, anti-racist, and diversity throughout campus life: "LCSC’s 2021 Strategic Plan aims to increase faculty and staff participation in Diversity and Inclusion training. These sweet-sounding goals are really just the leading edge of the social justice agenda. Diversity means changing standards to attract minorities, while Inclusion means designing a new “institutional climate” to highlight the grievances of minorities and to blame the majority culture for achievement disparities. Diversity and Inclusion training will make its way into the classroom through LCSC’s Center for Teaching and Learning. The center provides Anti-Racism training to faculty members. Anti-Racism training comes from the idea that racism is a white problem. People taken with “white fragility,” convinced they are innocent of racism, need anti-racism education to discount any views a white person expresses that do not make race and racism a central feature of their analysis of society, especially in any case of disparate outcomes." (source:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • CTL encourages all courses to include a Syllabus Statement that directs them to be a "gateway of inclusiveness."
  • CTL also advocates for teachers to be trained in how to teach anti-racism.
  • The college has begun offering "ID-300C ETHICS AND IDENTITY," a course that "takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ethical questions and cultural values as they relate to differences in race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and other categories that together form the basis of identity in the social world."
  • The college is offering "ID-300H LAW AND SOCIETY," a course that "provides a social scientific understanding of the underlying relationship between law, values, and society. It examines how societal values (order, morality, democracy, property, liberty, multiculturalism, and equality) and societal factors (power, discretion, race, gender, and wealth) intersect with the creation, enforcement, and interpretation of public policy."
  • As part of the LCSC General Education Program Framework, all courses are geared to provide skills and knowledge towards six key disciplines including “Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity.”
  • One of the eight competency areas of LCSC’s General Education Core is a requirement for every LCSC student to complete one course in the “Diversity - Gem 7” category.
  • As part of the Teacher Education Program at LCSC, students will be taught to develop competency in eight areas including becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator that is an “educator who understands and embraces the ideas of cultural consciousness, equity and human dignity, and social justice while striving to create learning environments that grant voice and authenticity to the beliefs, opinions, and experiences of students from diverse experiences.”
Program and Research Funding
  • The Teacher Education & Mathematics Division offers numerous programs and certificates in Elementary and Secondary Education that “uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.”
  • The LCSC President’s Committee on Diversity is “committed to providing a learning environment that affords people of all backgrounds and identities the opportunity to achieve their highest educational goals.”
  • LCSC's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides resources and curriculum for prospective teachers to create social justice classrooms: "The LC CTL supports faculty develop classroom practices, service opportunities, and professional and personal growth related to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism). Ultimately, we seek to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students, faculty, staff, community members, and guests."
  • The Strategic Plan 2021-2025 has the stated goal to increase faculty and staff participation in inclusive practices programming (p19).
Symbolic Actions
  • The LCSC President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding recognizes “those who have made exceptional contributions to multicultural recruitment and retention efforts, and to increasing multicultural understanding at Lewis-Clark State College.”
  • The LCSC President’s Proclamation for Black History Month emphasizes the “attention to the continued need to battle racism and build a campus community that celebrates our diverse heritage and culture.”
Last updated October 8th, 2023
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