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Land Grant Institution
As outlined in the federal Equity in Educational Land Grant
Status Act of 1994, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
received designation as a federal Land Grant institution. This
federal act conferred land-grant status on 29 tribal colleges
and authorized the establishment of an endowment to support
land grant initiatives at these colleges.
Currently, there are only 105 land grant colleges and universities
in the United States designated by the original 1862 legislation
and the subsequent 1890 and 1994 federal legislation.
Land grant institutions follow a mandate to provide openness,
accessibility, and service to people. Many land grant institutions
are among the ranks of the most distinguished public research
institutions, and all share the same three-fold mission of teaching,
research, and extension.