• Student making her mark on the diversity wheel

The North Wisconsin Academy was founded in 1892 with a declaration to provide educational opportunities to people of the north woods—including immigrants, women, and Native Americans. The Academy later became Northland College and our commitment to that original idea has never wavered. Northland was one of the first institutions of higher learning to offer a major in Native American studies and have hosted a spring powwow every year since 1974.

Campus life

The Student Diversity Center

The Student Diversity Center, located on the first floor of Mead Hall, offers a safe, welcoming space for students.

College Possible Bridge Partner

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College Possible connects promising, low-income students to the best colleges for them; those that challenge them and help them achieve their dreams. Northland College is proud be a Bridge Partner, meaning we’ve committed to recruiting and retaining students in need.


The Alliance:

The Alliance works to bring understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, queer/questioning, ally, intersex (LGBT2QAI) issues to the Northland community, while creating an open and inclusive space for all. The Alliance hosts many events throughout the school year, including: weekly discussion topics chosen by students, film screenings, drag shows, Rainbow Dinner, and LGBT2QAI Awareness Week. Wherever you fall on the rainbow spectrum, we welcome you to our meetings! All we ask is that you bring an open mind. Email us for more information and to get on our email list. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.

LGBT2QAI Roommate Matching:

We want you to be comfortable in your living environment in our residence halls. We are providing an opportunity for you to tell us what that looks like for you. The process is simple and confidential.

Indigenous Cultures

We are located next to the Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac Courte Oreilles, and Lac du Flambeau Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa. Since our founding, we have partnered with these communities and developed programming and academic studies. In 2011, we created the Indigenous Cultures Center to support and focus these activities under one umbrella—as a way to continue to honor the commitment we made at our founding and to support the interests of our students.

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