Diversity and Inclusion Initiative


Are you the victim of a crime? Have you witnessed a crime? Contact the St. Olaf 24-Hour Public Safety Dispatch at 507-786-3666 or dial 911.

Victims of these crimes are also encouraged to file a report and cooperate with the Northfield Police Department to facilitate an investigation into these matters. The Northfield Police can be reached at 507-645-4477. If desired, the College is able to assist individuals in filing a report with the police. For assistance, contact the Dean of Students Office (507-786-3503) or Public Safety (507-786-3666).

If you have witnessed a crime, be sure to maintain an accurate record of the timeframe of when events may have occurred, any photographs or other records, and information about any individuals you observed in the vicinity.

If you want to file a report directly, use this Incident Reporting Form.

The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative was established to address concerns raised after a series of racist acts on campus throughout the year, including written racial epithets and messages targeted at students. St. Olaf College’s mission statement “challenges students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.” An inclusive community is a foundational value. St. Olaf is committed to creating a campus that welcomes difference, invites dialogue, and builds community.