Athletic Department

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers intercollegiate athletic programs as part of the student activities and student life program on campus. The new tradition at the college begins during 2007. The first two sports teams include football beginning in the Fall of 2007, and women’s softball in the Spring of 2008. The first few seasons of intercollegiate athletics at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be an exciting opportunity for student athletes. Teams will work hard to establish a winning tradition and a reputation for excellence in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the community.

Additional sports will be added as student interest is expressed and appropriate resources are
identified. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has set a plan in motion to create teams
in these sports:

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees granted approval during the
Board’s January 2007 meeting for the college to begin offering intercollegiate athletic programs.

League Affiliation
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College competes at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III level and strongly adheres to the philosophy of NJCAA Division III mission to create and provide opportunities for student participation in athletic activities. Athletic scholarships are not awarded at the NJCAA Division III level.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a member of the Minnesota Community College Conference that currently includes 17 two-year institutions throughout Minnesota. Some of these colleges include Central Lakes College, Northland Community College, Rochester Community College, Vermilion Community College, Rainy River Community College, Minnesota West, Mesabi Range Community College, Itasca Community College, Hibbing Community College, and Minnesota State Community College.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is constructing the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center that includes gymnasium space, locker rooms, a weight room and fitness center, classrooms and offices. The project completion is anticipated prior to the start of the 2008–2009 academic year.

Football games, softball games, and practices will be played on established fields and stadiums near the campus. All playing fields have a reputation for excellent groundskeeping and first-class playing surfaces. Volleyball and basketball will be played in the new Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center.

The positive aspects of participating in intercollegiate athletics are outstanding. College sports teams are a natural step in the evolution of the college and will help the institution continue to grow. In some cases, college athletics may encourage student-athletes to attend college who may not have seriously thought college was possible. Student-athlete experiences provide treasured lifetime memories, and many student-athletes will make lifetime friends. Student-athletes will be able to continue to participate beyond high school in the sports they love, working hard to stay physically fit and mentally sharp. Providing college sports in a smaller community with nearby towns such as Cloquet and Carlton County brings additional community spirit and pride to the college and communities. Many small college towns rally around their athletic teams, and college officials believe that will happen at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

For further information
For more information regarding intercollegiate athletics at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, contact Anita Hanson, Co-Athletic Coordinator at 218–879–0805 or

If you are a student-athlete currently considering attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and would like to receive information regarding student athlete participation and admission to the college, contact Co-Athletic Coordinators: Anita Hanson at or Jen Mackay at
Athletic Department
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
TTY 218–879–0805

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission and Enrollment
Individuals are eligible for admission to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College if they have graduated from high school or have passed the General Education Development Test. Application for admission is open for the fall and spring semesters, and summer session. The process is similar for both new college students and students transferring from another college. Early application and registration is recommended. Applications and related information are available through the Admissions Office at 218–879–0808 or

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College concentrates on recruiting local student-athletes from its primary service region within Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Out-of-state students are also encouraged to apply to the college and enroll in classes. Approximately 30% of current students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and approximately 30% of the faculty and staff are from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Financial Aid
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is in the Minnesota Community College Conference
and adheres to NJCAA Division III guidelines. NJCAA Division III schools cannot give athletic
scholarships. Student-athletes are encouraged to apply for financial aid and follow the established
process used by all students. Approximately 93% of the current student population receives some
form of financial aid. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has one of the lowest tuition
rates in Minnesota.

The student housing complex on campus consists of one building with two wings, providing
accommodations for approximately 100 residents. The units come completely furnished with
furniture in the bedroom, living room and dining areas. Each unit has a kitchen with a full-size
refrigerator and stove, sink, and food storage areas. All units contain at least one bathroom with
shower. Each resident is provided a bed with mattress, study area with desk and chair, chest of
drawers, and wardrobe closet in their unit.

Common areas include student lounge and laundry facilities. Ample parking is available near the
building. The entire housing facility is a non-smoking area and alcohol-free. No smoking or
alcohol is allowed anywhere in the building, including individual student’s rooms, and regardless
of the age of any resident or guest. A separate application to live in the residence hall is required,
please contact the Housing Director at 218–879–0708 for more information.

Student Services
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers tutoring, mentoring, and counseling to all
students. Student-athletes are encouraged to use the excellent student services provided by the
college. All students will have an advisor to help in making good decisions. A variety of student
clubs and organizations are available.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is committed to making student-athletics successful
academically, culturally, and socially. The college has an existing academic alert process to
identity students who may be falling behind in a course. A well-defined academic progress policy
is in place and school officials will not deviate from it. If a student-athlete is not making
satisfactory academic progress, they will not play. Student-athletes will be well-informed
regarding the academic expectations and policies. Academics take first priority, athletics are

Degrees and Programs
The college awards two-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied
Science degrees. Occupational programs and certificate options are available in a wide range of
career fields. Popular programs include Law Enforcement, Business, Computer Science, Liberal
Arts, Human Services, American Indian Studies, Environmental Science, and Nursing. Students
interested in almost any collegiate field of study may begin their education at Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College.

The 2007–2008 tuition rate is $130.44 per credit for Minnesota residents and students coming
from states with reciprocity agreements. The tuition rate for out-of-state residents is $260.88 per
credit. Additional fees for campus technology, student life, parking, and student government total
$15.06 per credit. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change, expect a slight increase each year.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of
Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Attending an
accredited institution is important to students because it indicates that the college meets
nationally accepted standards for academic content and rigor. Credits earned at an accredited
institution will transfer to other accredited institutions. For additional information regarding
accreditation, assessment, and other areas related to academic accountability, contact the
Commission at 312–263–0456, or view the website at

The Law Enforcement Program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards
and Training.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in
employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms
and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs,
services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin,
disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or
membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 218–

Equity Report
Information on the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report is available here.