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Welcome to Leech Lake Tribal College!

Devin Bates

Devin Bates
Dean of Students
(218) 335-4276

The LLTC student Handbook is filled with information to help you be successful while pursuing your education at Leech Lake Tribal College. The Handbook is also your key reference to the policies, procedures, and governance structure of the College. It is your responsibility to be familiar with College policies published within this Handbook and the Leech Lake Tribal College Catalog.

Students Services seeks to facilitate the integration of the academic experience of students with all aspects of the College and student life. The Office encourages interactions among students, faculty and staff to promote a campus climate which supports students' academic success and their personal and professional development. Student Services will seek to create an environment that is caring and positive for students through:

  • Supporting the Teaching and Learning at Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Engaging Students in the College Experience
  • Discovery of Student's Strengths
  • Promoting Student Success at Every Level

The student services staff and I wish you every success at Leech Lake Tribal College and stand by to support you as you take full advantage of this extraordinary place.
Best wishes for a successful year!


Devin Bates
Dean of Students

During the past five years, Leech Lake Tribal College has built a new college campus, we have obtained accreditation through the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission, and our student enrollment has steadily increased. Leech Lake Tribal College offers strong academic programs and student support services to assist you, and our dedicated faculty and staff are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment of student learning is the systematic process of gathering, interpreting, and using information regarding student academic performance and perceptions for the purpose of improving student learning and the quality of academic programs. As part of its assessment efforts, Leech Lake Tribal College has articulated six competencies:

Cultural – Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Sense of place.
  • What it is to be Anishinaabe.
  • How to evaluate and interpret artistic, historical, and scientific events, texts, and trends within a global context.

Communication - Students will be able to present effectively information and ideas, both oral and written, by:

  • Writing in Standard English.
  • Writing in a variety of formats, using credible sources and citations.
  • Using effective speaking skills in public presentations.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills.

Critical Thinking – Students will be able to:

  • Use scientific methods and other modes of inquiry to define problems:
  • Access, evaluate, integrate, and document information.
  • Develop logical arguments with evidence.

Computer Skills – Students will be able to:

  • Use word processing for essays and other communication.
  • Use spreadsheet software for communication, computation, and graphic data representation.
  • Use presentation software for communication.
  • Use internet and electronic resources for research and email for communication.

Quantitative Skills – Students will be able to:

  • Propose solutions to and solve real-world problems by applying the correct scientific and numerical data.
  • Use analytical and critical thinking skills to draw and interpret conclusions.

Reading Skills – Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of college-level readings.
  • Extend vocabulary through reading.