LA CROSSE, WI -

UW-La Crosse has received the 2013 "Higher Education Excellence in Diversity" award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.

It's among 55 schools in the nation receiving this honor.

UW-L was selected based on its diversity programming, inclusion efforts, and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff. "There's so much value added to learning and understanding how to be in a diverse world, it's not about necessarily even just La Crosse or UW-La Crosse, it's about the world," said Assoc. Dean for Campus Climate and Diversity Barbara Stewart.

UW-L will be featured in the November issue of the magazine.