Centers and Programs

The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion

The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion

The Glenn and Maryetta Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion fosters a welcoming and inclusive community for students at St. Olaf by providing resources and programs that support student success, engagement, leadership and intercultural understanding.

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The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values and Community

The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values and Community

Established in 2019, St. Olaf College’s Lutheran Center for Faith, Values and Community encourages the interreligious exploration of faith, values and vocation and provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to connect with each other around questions of belief, meaning, purpose and life choices. The Lutheran Center also provides programming and guidance to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations, as well as other denominations, faiths and higher education institutions.

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Institute for Freedom and Community

Institute for Freedom and Community

The Institute for Freedom & Community encourages free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. By exploring diverse ideas about politics, markets, and society, The Institute aims to challenge presuppositions, question easy answers, and foster constructive dialogue among those with differing values and contending points of view. Established at St. Olaf College in 2014, The Institute offers a distinctive opportunity to cultivate civil discourse within a liberal arts setting.

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CILA

The Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts was founded in 2000 to provide support for faculty as they develop pedagogies responsive to cultural, institutional, and technological change.  The resources provided here are not prescriptive; they are intended to inform and inspire teaching innovation.

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TRIO

TRIO Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and were initially just three programs. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial aid barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

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