Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity of thought and lived experience is essential to preparing our students for leadership roles driving meaningful change in the world.

Our Commitment

The College of Human Sciences & Education is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that reflects a range of experiences, identities, and perspectives, provides equal access to opportunities, and ensures individuals from all backgrounds feel welcome, respected, and valued. 

We believe that diversity of thought and lived experience is essential to preparing our students for leadership. As a result, we are committed to providing a platform for diverse perspectives and thought leadership from our students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create a generation of changemakers who go out into the world and impart their experiences to make communities better.

DEI IN Action


We acknowledge and celebrate the differences that emerge when people come together. These differences are reflected in our experiences, identities, and perspectives. They can be expressed in many ways, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, socioeconomic status, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and religion. Recognizing the diversity of our surrounding communities, we continually strive to work towards greater diversity within our college.


Equity suggests that fair practices and policies are in place to ensure that individuals of all backgrounds in the college have equal access and opportunity to thrive. To this end, we are committed to fostering fairness while identifying and addressing barriers that may affect the ability of individuals to succeed.


Inclusion is vital to leveraging our differences. It means that all members of the college feel welcomed and respected. We dedicate ourselves to continually improving the inclusion of our learning, teaching, and research communities to ensure that every individual is treated as a valued member.

Our Programs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

The College of Human Sciences & Education Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award recognizes a CHSE staff or faculty member’s active work in the promotion of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the LSU community. Recipients will show evidence of supportive activities and/or programs for faculty, staff, and/or students underrepresented groups.

Learn more about Faculty & Staff Awards.

People Like Me

The People Like Me series highlights the achievements and successes of a diverse group of students. Each story, features students who have experienced challenges or obstacles throughout their academic journey. These students hope by sharing their path to success, it will inspire others to overcome adversity and reach their goals.

Learn more about the People Like Me series.


We believe sharing perspectives is an important part of diversity, equity & inclusion. It contributes to our College's vision of improving quality of life across the lifespan.

The Perspectives series provides an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community members can collaborate to educate and inform, foster inclusion, and empower others to become changemakers in the community.

Learn more about Perspectives.


Broadening access to higher education in business

We are partnering with the LSU Office of Enrollment Management to sponsor students from the Pre-Scholars Academy who have declared an interest in the College of Human Sciences & Education. This pre-college bridge program aims to expand access to higher education by supporting first-generation students from Louisiana who have not yet reached their full scholastic potential. Through the Pre-Scholars Academy, students are provided with tools to successfully enroll in and thrive at LSU. 

Learn more about Pre-Scholars Academy

Diversity Contact

Renée Boutte Myer

Assistant Dean
Diversity, Inclusion & Civic Engagement
Email Renée