After the 1970s: Student Action Continues

Students Protesting

CORE protests lack of diversity

Students from Coalition for Racial Equality (CORE), protest the lack of diversity in faculty in administration in 1992. Despite the long struggles of the BSBA almost thirty years earlier, diversity was still not adequate at Lake Forest College. CORE, a later iteration of BSBA, felt it was important to keep pressure on the school to change this.

In 1985, Lake Forest College students began to form an active opposition on campus to apartheid. This movement began with a march through Lake Forest in October 1985 in honor of National Anti-Apartheid Protest Day. Less than a month later, the Board of Trustees decided to endorse and support divesting from investments in companies supporting apartheid in South Africa. Students continued to host programming that educated and engaged students on the issue of apartheid, and what they could do to address it. 

After the 1970s: Student Action Continues