Student Life


Services to help and support students so they can make the most of their St. Olaf experience.


The Division of Student Life supports the Mission of St. Olaf College by fostering a community that promotes intellectual, ethical, spiritual, physical and social development of students; and is responsive to their evolving needs.


Genuine care for students, inclusivity, teamwork, integrity, quality, innovation, consistency

The Division of Student Life seeks to be active agents of change as we collectively work towards a more just and anti-racist society. Read our divisional statement and view resources to join in the work.

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Guiding Vision

Create opportunities for students to live in an inclusive community

Promote health and safety of community members

Serve as a catalyst for student involvement

Teach personal responsibility, holding students accountable to community standards and each other

Develop leadership skills and abilities in students

Strategic Goals


Champion Student Success
  • Provide institutional strategies and support for fostering a healthy and inclusive campus community
  • Prepare students to be successful in and out of the classroom
Construct a Culture of Assessment
  • Provide guidance and training regarding assessment goals, timeline and measurement
  • Using assessment data demonstrate student growth and engagement June, 2020
  • Initiate an assessment cycle
Commit to Excellence
  • Disseminate clear and effective division communication strategies – both internal and external
  • Promote professional staff participation in regular training and on-going development

Campus Conduct Hotline

St. Olaf College expects members of our community to act legally and ethically. The College relies upon individuals to report concerns so that it can investigate and respond in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

We recognize that there are times when reporting through official on-campus channels may be difficult. To facilitate reporting concerns about unlawful, unethical, or other concerning conduct, the College subscribes to Campus Conduct Hotline. Campus Conduct Hotline is an independent resource that facilitates reports submitted by phone or on-line. The resource is available 24 hours a day / seven days a week. An individual filing a report can remain anonymous. Individuals who report concerns are given a unique case number which, if they so choose, allows them to remain anonymous while receiving additional information about the College’s response.

When should you use Campus Conduct Hotline? We encourage you to report concerns anytime you have information about harmful, unethical, unlawful or other concerning activities occurring on campus. Examples include theft or misuse of College property, conflicts of interest, harassment, discrimination, bias incidents, health or safety risks, security concerns, or other behaviors that are contrary to the College’s policies and values. This service is intended to overlap with other reporting options that are available on campus, including other anonymous reporting resources. If in doubt, use whatever reporting option feels most comfortable to you.

To report a concern to Campus Conduct Hotline 24/7, please call 866-943-5787 or report on line at