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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 began during 2007. 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.

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 field 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 the 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. Member colleges include:

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College (Cambridge-Coon Rapids)
  • Central Lakes College (Brainerd-Staples)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls-East Grand Forks)
  • Rochester Technical and Community College
  • Vermilion Community College (Ely)
  • Rainy River Community College (International Falls)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Worthington-Pipestone-Canby-Jackson)
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College (Virginia-Eveleth)
  • Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids)
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls-Detroit Lakes)
  • Ridgewater College (Willmar-Hutchinson)
  • Century College (White Bear Lake)
  • St. Cloud Technical College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Dakota County Technical College (Apple Valley-Rosemount)

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 is happening 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 Larry Anderson, vice president of administration and student affairs at 218-879-0842 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 Tony DeLeon at 218-879-0792 or

Athletic Department
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218- 879-0792
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 second.

Degrees and Programs
The college awards two-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine 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. For certified Wisconsin Reciprocity students, the tuition rate per credit is $177.83. 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.

 2101 14th Street       Cloquet, Minnesota 55720       1.800.657.3712       218.879.0800       TTY 218.879.0805