Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update – March 11
This is part of a series of regular updates that Vice President for Equity and Inclusion María Pabón Gautier sends to the campus community.
Dear St. Olaf Community,
As we enter day 15 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is important that we pause and call out the violations of human rights and the murders occurring on Ukrainian soil. We condemn the war in Ukraine and stand with our community members who have been affected. We know that most likely your minds and heart are filled with concern and fear for family and friends at home. Our students attend our college not only for the educational opportunities, but also to find a sense of belonging and community. Let’s make sure that we are intentional in coming together and showing how we can support each other.
If you want to support the efforts in Ukraine, these are some of the organizations (compiled by The New York Times and the Star Tribune) providing humanitarian relief:
- Mercy Corps
- Save the Children
- International Medical Corps
- Razom for Ukraine
- United Help Ukraine
- Ukrainian Red Cross Society
- Voices of Children
Support for students:
- Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion
- College Ministry
- Boe House Counseling Center
- TimelyCare. Students can access mental health care through a “Talk Now” appointment 24/7 for emotional support. You can also set up a “Scheduled Counseling” appointment.
Support for staff/faculty:
- Recommendations for Supporting Students
- Staff and Faculty Mental Health Support
- Mental Health Crisis Resources
Women’s History Month: Events and More!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have several events and development opportunities for our community to engage in.
When: March 24, 2022 at 6 p.m. (CST)
Where: Join us via Zoom.
What: Join Aldra Allison ‘77and Jeanne Foley ‘75, as they engage in a thought-provoking conversation about women in sports. We will talk about then, now, and the future.
Dr. María C. Pabón Gautier
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion