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Welcome to the College of Liberal Studies [CLS] at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse!

CLS has departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts and communication and interdisciplinary studies.

The liberal arts foundation of the college stresses the importance of effective communication, creative and critical thinking, and respect and understanding of human difference. Students acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be productive, informed global citizens.

CLS Monthly Bulletin 

Learn about events happening within the College of Liberal Studies!

CLS Strategic Planning Committee

The CLS Strategic Planning Committee is charged to develop a plan that will identify current and future College proirities and guide decisions regarding operational and strategic allocations of resources. The College strategic plan will be a living document that will complement existing efforts, such as the Inclusive Excellence Initiative, facilitate and promote a culture of consultation and collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The committee will establish benchmarks or other mechanisms for assessment that support routine reporting requirements, including the provision of an annual report to the Dean.

Committee Reports and Meeting Minutes


Students, staff and faculty were honored at the Recognition of Excellence on April, 29 for their demonstrations of excellence in academia.  Click here for further details and a listing of the honorees.