For minority college students, it's not uncommon to feel left out on campus. At UW-L, 89 percent of students are white, while 11 percent make up the minority.
But a new video, produced by minority students at UW-L, is aiming to change campus climate when it comes to being included.
The video, "Inclusive Negligence," focuses on the experiences students of colors have at the university and was shown to staff and faculty Wednesday morning. It will be shown across campus in different departments and it aims to give a voice to minority students.
"I contemplated going elsewhere, just because of all of the racial battle fatigue and stress that comes into the classroom," said Carter Etchin, a UW-L student and one of the video producers.
Etchin, like other minority students at UW-La Crosse, has some tough experiences that many of his professors may not be able to relate to.
"My grades suffer as a result of constantly constantly dealing with racial remarks on Yik Yak, racist drawings in the classrooms, confederate flags showing up on campus."
But he, along with other students, decided to produce a video, to let professors and classmates know that they're ready to have a much needed conversation.
"The overall message is definitely addressing the fact that students of color on this campus kind of feel invisible, are having a lot of anxiety and stress over just being a student here on a campus that is predominantly white," said Bobby Black, a former UW-L student.
Students who produced the video say while there are important messages to take away from it, the concerns have been the same for many years.
"There has been over ten years worth of data that's been collected, ten years worth of stories that have come together and books published by students on this campus and to be said that this is the first time we really realized it, is kind of an injustice to all those before us," said Jamie Capetillo, a UW-L student and one of the video producers.
University officials say the video was an important reminder, that sometimes, they should be ready to learn, what their students have to teach.
"I think our students are ready to have these conversations and we need to do our part as faculty and staff and administrators and having that dialogue," said UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow.