Diversity Aspirations

Theory of TransformationDiversity Aspirations

The diversity of St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff will reflect the diversity of the population of prospective students we seek to serve.

St. Olaf seeks to serve prospective students around the country and around the world who reflect the diversity of their age group; who embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism; and who would benefit from and contribute to the education and community life St. Olaf offers.  The college aims for the population of current St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff to increasingly resemble this population of prospective students.

We strive to enroll and graduate students with:

  • Diverse places of origin from across the U.S. and around the world
  • Diverse racial/ethnic identities, reflecting the growing percentage of the young adult population identifying as persons of color – black, indigenous, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic, or other identity
  • Shared values, with a common commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to living and working in community

We also strive to recruit and retain faculty and staff whose diversity reflects the diversity of our students and of the hiring markets for the positions they hold, and who also value diversity, equity, inclusion, and community.

Additional details about our goals for increasing the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff are available in the St. Olaf Strategic Plan.  Data about our progress in achieving our diversity goals is available in the St. Olaf Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dashboards.