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A sign that says "Welcome to the Diversity Center" in the Diversity Center.

Diversity Center


EVERYONE is welcome at the Diversity Center, a space dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We recognize that diversity goes beyond race and nationality. Everyone has something valid and unique to contribute. We provide programming and resources for a wide array of identities and groups.

Mission and Vision


The Diversity Center promotes a shared understanding of respect, belonging and inclusivity, which fosters leaders to address systemic inequities in our community(ies).


Enhancing our understanding of human diversity, thereby inspiring leaders to make a positive impact locally, nationally and globally.

What We Do

The Diversity Center is open to all Normandale students. We strive to support students from underrepresented populations. We do this in part by focusing on student engagement, offering peer support and connecting people with campus and community organizations.


Normandale encourages cross-cultural dialogue and education throughout the campus and the surrounding community. Throughout the year, the Center holds cultural programming and events to enrich the student experience.

Diversity Days events held every semester include movies, speakers and performances. An intercultural leadership program prepares graduates to address systemic inequities in their communities.

Spring 2022 events included an international food tasting, women's history and Earth Day celebrations, and a civic engagement discussion.

Watch the Student Roar newsletter for upcoming event announcements.


Diverse Student Clubs and Alliances

Student groups like Latinos United at Normandale in Action (L.U.N.A.), Black Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association and Diversity Club provide opportunities to connect.

Campus Diversity

Our campus is an inclusive and diverse place that values individuals. We work hard to make sure all students know they belong at Normandale and will be treated equally and kept safe. Find out more about campus diversity efforts.

Mission, Values and Vision

We want to help build an equitable world. One of Normandale’s strategic goals is to achieve racial equity in educational outcomes by 2025. Find out more about our mission, values and vision for the future.

Responses and Acknowledgements

Our Diversity Center Space


The Diversity Center is located within the Kopp Student Center, Room K-1439.


Monday: 12:00-5:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00-4:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00-5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00-5:00pm

Friday: Campus is closed during the summer on Fridays

Diversity Library

In collaboration with Student Life and campus clubs, we are forming a Diversity Library! Please help us build this library by suggesting relevant authors and books.

We highly encourage authors and books including but not limited to American Indian/Native America, Disabilities, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Pan-African, Pan-Asian, Women and Military/Veterans experience and perspectives.

Reserving The Diversity Center

If you wish to reserve the Diversity Center, please contact Renee Cortez Rackley at 

Contact the Diversity Center

Kopp Student Center, K-1439

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