A Place To Connect

At Nicolet, we celebrate cultural diversity in our rural community by providing an inclusive community for you to explore your own and other cultures, and to participate in activities geared toward college success. Many resources are available for students, faculty, and the community to gain knowledge and support. By learning about diverse cultures and their struggles, we can increase self-empowerment and make connections to success at Nicolet and in the world beyond.

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Experience Value, Respect, and Support at Nicolet

Through collaboration, mentoring, and supportive services the Office of Diversity and Inclusion strives to help you along your educational pathway as a student coming from a unique cultural background. Our goal is to support and empower individuals and communities in their personal or nation building initiatives.

College Success Services

Receive direct service to other offices for support such as:

  • Connections to other student services such as disability and veterans’ services
  • Working with instructors, advisors and staff
  • Monitors your needs and success at Nicolet
  • Working with Tribal Education Directors and tribal funding resources

Financial Assistance

Find culturally-specific financial assistance information including:

  • Culturally-specific scholarships and financial aid
  • Culturally-specific funding resources
  • Individualized referrals to funding sources

Other Resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides additional resources including:

  • Speakers on various multicultural and diversity subjects
  • Culturally-specific newspapers periodicals from around the state and the Nations
  • Advisory of the All Nationals Student Association
  • Links to outside community organizations and individuals

“I am thankful for the individual and academic support I have received since coming to Nicolet. It has really made a difference in my experiences and my success here.”

Nicolet College Student

Sovereign Tribal Nations

Nicolet is committed to honoring the sovereignty, history, and culture of the three tribal nations in the Nicolet District.

The Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa settled in 1745 with Chief Kiishkemon and his band. Their name translates to mean “Lake of the Torches.”

The Forest County Potawatomi (Bodwe’wadmi) were once allied with the Odawa and Ojibwe tribes in a confederation known as the Council of Three Fires. They earned the name “Keepers of the Fire” as their task was to keep the sacred fire among the three councils.

The Sokaogon (Mole Lake) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa migrated from Canada and Madeline Island a thousand years ago. The name Sokaogon translates to “Post in the Water” because of the spiritual significance of a tree that stands in nearby Post Lake.

For centuries, these great nations have made major contributions to the history and development of the State of Wisconsin. Historical and contemporary influences continue to inspire Nicolet’s vision of developing partnerships with each nation and its respective members.


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Tribal Outreach Coordinator collaborates with: tribal education departments and committees, tribal governments and community agencies, state and national community and education development organizations.

  • Wisconsin Indian Education Association
  • National Indian Education Association
  • Wisconsin Colleges Personnel Association
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Connect With Our Diversity & Tribal Outreach Coordinator

Susie is here to connect you with other students and resources to enhance your college experience. Stop by her office for a chat.

Suzan Crazy Thunder, Diversity and Tribal Outreach Coodinator

Susie Crazy Thunder

Diversity and Tribal Outreach Coordinator
Diversity and Inclusion Office
Lakeside Center - 224
P: 715.365.4434 
800.544.3039 ext 4434

E. scrazythunder@nicoletcollege.edu