Welcome to the Diversity Center!


At Gustavus Adolphus College's Diversity Center and Office of Multicultural Programs, we are committed to providing access, support, and leadership on diversity issues and creating a learning environment that values inclusion, multicultural competence, and intercultural sensitivity for all students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to fostering open exchange of ideas and the independent pursuit of learning and building a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people.

To build community and achieve excellence, we collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and departments on campus to:

  • Change and challenge individuals, groups, policies, and procedures that hinder members of our community from feeling valued, safe, and included at Gustavus.
  • Promote cross cultural educational opportunities on campus to faciliate learning and understanding of "otherness"
  • Provide a developmental cultural orientation to first-year students that emphasizes self-awareness and community engagement.
  • Support existing policies that affirm diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism as an integral part of high-quality and sustainable education.
  • Champion new policies that demonstrate our commitment to creating a welcoming campus climate for members of the Gustavus community.

We are conveniently located on the lowerl level of the C. Carles Jackson Campus Center. The Diversity Center is the place "where you can be who you are" and "where you are appreciated for who you are." We invite you to join us and hang out here in the Diversity Center.

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