About Us

Vision

The Taylor Center is a place where students are empowered, engaged, and nurtured for success.

Mission

The Glenn and Myretta 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.

VALUES

VALUES

The Taylor Center serves students regardless of race, gender, color, age, religion, political views, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

INCLUSIVE

We foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community where all students can reach their full potential.

ENGAGED

We support the College mission through the engagement and empowerment of all members of the campus community.

RESPECTFUL

We acknowledge the inherent dignity and importance of each person, and work toward establishing a community where all are free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and violence.

COLLABORATIVE

We coordinate our efforts across the institution through education, programming, resource development, policy, and process implementation.

Goals

Develop and engage in programming that supports students’ sense of belonging, leadership, resilience, wellbeing and identity.  

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Provide the space and opportunities for students to celebrate advocate and define their identities using assets, strengths and pride-based approaches.

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Develop programs and initiatives to engage in dialogues and actions to create a more inclusive and intercultural competent institution.