Center for Integrative Studies

Established in 1999, the Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) continues St. Olaf’s long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for students to make meaningful connections among the many parts of their college careers, and to emphasizing the links between students’ academic studies and experiences on campus and in other communities.

In the CIS “integrative studies” refers to the intentional combination of diverse methodologies, experiences, subject matters, learning styles, and resources. Individual students may use integrative studies to develop an individual major that satisfies their educational goals.


Tasha Viets-VanLear ‘15 (Black Expression and Artistic Performance) is one of the speakers in the 2015 STO Talks on Saturday, April 18, in the Lion’s Pause. Her talk, “Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Artistic Identity in Times of Black Revolution” is in the first session of the afternoon.

SIdney Mason ’16 (Elementary Education: Children in School) received an “Established Leader” award at the Leadership Awards event on April 15. The recognition comes from the Office of Student Activities, Student Life, and Academic Civic Engagement. Awards were presented by President David Anderson.

Also noted: Emily Hoar ’16 (planned major, Film Analysis and Criticism) is the Multimedia Director on the 2015 STO Talks Planning Committee. STO Talks was recognized by SOC (Student Organizations Committee) as one of the Student Organizations of the Year at the Leadership Awards event on April 15.