Discovering and Respecting Differences

Diversity at DCTC

Discovering and Respecting Differences

The faculty, staff and students at DCTC consider mutual understanding and respect a top priority on campus. Our college community is committed to creating a positive, engaging environment that welcomes opinions and ideas from people from all nations, backgrounds and cultures.

Our student population features scholars from all over the world, including countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America,the Middle East and, of course, North America.

Students with African American, European American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic heritages are enrolled in our programs, reflecting a growing and promising diversity in Minnesota and across the country.

Multicultural Student Recruiter/Advisors

The DCTC team of recruiters and academic advisors recognize the unique challenges faced by international students, non-native English speakers and students from diverse cultures. They are here to serve as your advocate and guide as you familiarize yourself with your new college surroundings.

Our multicultural student recruiter/advisors provide the following support services:

Community Resources

Laos Assistance Center
503 Irving Avenue North, Suite 100A
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Hmong American Partnership
1121 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405

African Assistance Program
7601 Kentucky Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Center for Asian Pacific Islanders
3702 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Cambodian-American Family Alliance
6421 45th Avenue North
Crystal, MN 55428


Did you know that more than 20 different cultures are represented in DCTC's student body? Members of the Multicultural Student Leadership Association believe in the importance of not only recognizing our differences, but also embracing and learning from them. MSLA gives students from all cultures the chance to learn, belong and grow by experiencing the rich world of people that visits our campus everyday. Get more information and become a member today!

Important Links

Contact Information

Harold Torrence

Diversity Council Members

Patrick Lair
Xoung Tran
Susan Kingsbury
Amy Eppen
Anna Voight
Hilary Sharp
Brett Kolles
Denise Strenger
Erin Manthey
Susan Farmer
Brent Newville
Mike Opp
Lynne Hvidsten
Barbara Seleski
Dora Schumaker
Bill Eilers
Scott Glime

Diversity in the News

Upcoming Diversity Events