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Equity and Inclusion

St. Olaf is committed to creating a campus that welcomes difference, invites dialogue, and builds community.

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ANTI-RACISM PLEDGE

In the fall of 2020, following continued concerns and conversations about inequalities and structural racism on our campus, the following anti-racism pledge was developed and widely supported by St. Olaf’s faculty and staff.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Land Acknowledgement

We stand on the homelands of the Wahpekute Band of the Dakota Nation. We honor with gratitude the people who have stewarded the land throughout the generations and their ongoing contributions to this region. We acknowledge the ongoing injustices that we have committed against the Dakota Nation, and we wish to interrupt this legacy, beginning with acts of healing and honest storytelling about this place.
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The Council on Equity and Inclusion

THE COUNCIL ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION

On August 27, 2018, Board of Regents Chair Larry Stranghoener and President David Anderson established the Council on Equity and Inclusion. They charged the Council to assist in the development and monitoring of the College’s strategic equity and inclusion plans and metrics, advise the administration on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Working Group on Equity and Inclusion’s report, connect disparate efforts across campus, and to serve as a resource for academic and administrative departments.

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On-Campus Initiatives

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To Include is To Excel is an initiative that reflects St. Olaf’s conviction that inclusion, equity, and excellence are inextricably intertwined. We aim to transform our curriculum and our teaching practices for new generations of students.

The Glenn and Myretta Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion aims to foster an inclusive environment across the intersections of race and identity that students bring to St. Olaf.

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TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.