Oles in Action
St. Olaf College believes that all its community members (students, faculty, and staff) are not only obligated to learn about the world, but to act within it in ways that respect others and build community. Taking classroom knowledge and applying it to real world contexts allows students to meet the world in generosity and service, to direct their skills and knowledge toward the good, and to make decisions that reflect awareness of global interdependence. We all can take action in many ways, such as responding in good will to the needs of neighbors and the planet, recognizing and confronting injustice and oppression, and participating responsibly and knowledgeably in public life. In all of these ways, members of the St. Olaf community continually reflect upon the impacts of our actions.