You Belong at Baker

Our goal is to develop an inclusive community that supports all students, respects and celebrates their identities, and facilitates their success. Multicultural Student Services provides inclusive spaces, heritage month and identity day celebrations, learning experiences, and opportunities that celebrate diversity and promote greater inclusion for all members of our community.

Our office is dedicated to affirming and embracing the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of the Baker community. We foster student learning through inclusive and empowering experiences in the areas of identity development, multicultural awareness, leadership workshops, campus outreach, and campus activities.

Multicultural Student Services Helps Students:

  • Understand and develop respect for people of all gender identities, expressions, and sexual orientations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of one’s own identity, culture, and heritage, while encouraging them to learn more about others
  • Understand and work to improve campus culture and climate
  • Challenge their peers to engage and dialogue across differences
  • Demonstrate techniques and utilize tools to interrupt micro-aggressions and bias behaviors that adversely affect underrepresented communities

Students Can Get Involved by Participating In:

  • Identity-Based Student Organizations
  • Events and Workshops
  • Heritage and History Months
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Safe Spaces
  • Training

Equity Gap

We collaborate with other offices to help close the gap in graduation rates between underrepresented racial or ethnic groups and the graduation rate of the majority student population.

DEI Resources

These resources are designed to help students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Baker College access information on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Meet the Multicultural Student Services Staff

Dr. Iris Lane Portrait

Dr. Iris Lane

Director, Multicultural Student Services • All Campuses

Ed.D. in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Walden University
MA in Education, Central Michigan University
BBA in Healthcare Administration, Detroit College of Business

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King