Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures is committed to being a part of the university-wide diversity and inclusion effort focusing on, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and other qualities listed in PS-01. We have created this page to highlight our efforts as well as to provide related resources to promote a more inclusive environment for all.

You may find the full 2020 Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Report.

View the January 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter.

We believe the following methods are most effective to promote diversity and inclusion:

  • Promote, disseminate, and educate our course offerings, programs, and related knowledge to the LSU community and the general public through events, social media, and other forms of communication
  • Implement protocols and training for our faculty and staff, encouraging discussions to allow them to gain a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion

2023-2024 committee members:

  • Claudia Sanford
  • Rebecca Carrero-Figueroa
  • Liliana McGuffin-Naranjo
  • Jeannie Williamson
  • Matthew Whitehouse-Gordillo
  • Sheldon Lotten
  • Paul Anderson 
  • Carmen Sosa Escobar
  • Carol Stumpf


Academic Programs Abroad

Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center

Food Pantry

LSU Cares

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ronald E. McNair Program

Student Advocacy & Accountability

Student Health Center

The Lighthouse Program

Academic Programs

Our department's language offerings may be found on the navigation menu on the left side of the page.

African and African American Studies

French Studies

International Studies

LGBTQ Studies

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Diversity Statement

The following is the diversity statement from Academic Affairs:

Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority.

LSU recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. Flagship: 2020 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals.

Through it's Commitment to Community; LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socioeconomic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas.

LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence– the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.