Financial Literacy

St. Olaf College strives to help provide the necessary resources for each student to become prepared for life after college. Through Money Week and other financial literacy initiatives on campus, we seek to help students accomplish this goal. These programs seek to provide advice, guidance and real-world examples of financial decisions that students will encounter during their college years, as well as life after college.

Financial Literacy Committee

These efforts on campus are led by the Financial Literacy Committee. The Financial Literacy Committee coordinates and implements programming throughout the academic year for students in a variety of activities. This committee is made up of five student representatives and three staff representatives.

Student representatives plan and coordinate the financial literacy programs on campus. The student representatives are chosen by the staff representatives based on an application and interview process.

Student Representatives

Staff Representatives

Emma Erdahl ’18 Jon Mergens (Wellness Center)
Brooke Janusz ’18 Stephanie Ruckel (Student Accounts Office)
Jenna Kallestad ’20 Steve Lindley (Financial Aid)
Sarah Pellicci ’18
Sydney Rule ’18




Although we are not experts in the field of personal finance, we are here to help in whatever way possible. Please feel free to email a staff member at and we will do our best to answer your question or direct you to an appropriate resource.