Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

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Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

‘Diversity is deeply embedded in us’
Dozens marched in the Parade of Nations on Indigenous Peoples Day last month at Fort Lewis College. Students of color now make up a majority on campus, which is 46 percent white, 27 percent Native American, 11 percent Hispanic, 11 percent two or more races, 3 percent unanswered, 1 percent African-American, 1 percent Asian and 1 percent international students.

Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

Dozens marched in the Parade of Nations on Indigenous Peoples Day last month at Fort Lewis College. Students of color now make up a majority on campus, which is 46 percent white, 27 percent Native American, 11 percent Hispanic, 11 percent two or more races, 3 percent unanswered, 1 percent African-American, 1 percent Asian and 1 percent international students.

Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College has several clubs and organizations geared toward students from diverse races and ethnicities, including the Bala Sinem Choir, a coed Native American group that performs traditional drumming and hymnal melodies at Commencement and other events.

Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

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Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

Kaidee Akullo, president of the Fort Lewis College Black Student Union, speaks during the “Why We Take a Knee” rally last year at the clock tower on campus. Akullo said one reason she likes FLC is for its diversity.
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