As our mission states, “The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community, committed to intentional diversity in its life and work.” What does it mean to be committed to intentional diversity? With respect to our students, it means that we recruit a diverse student body and create an inclusive, supportive learning environment that enables them to be successful . It also means that we prepare all of our students to effectively work in a diverse, global environment. For ourselves, it means that we recruit diverse faculty and staff, and create an inclusive, supportive work environment that enables them to be meaningfully involved in the work of Augsburg University.
Programming includes the Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference, Focus on Our Neighbors, Inclusiveness Circles, and The Dean’s Internationalization Summer Travel Grant. Key partners include HR, General Education, the Office of International Programs, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs.
The Feminist Film Series and Brown Bag Lunch Series; the Native American Film Series; Soup, Gender, and Sexuality Series; and Ally Training also contribute to this purpose
Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference
The annual conference held each May is designed to feature key developments in fulfilling our commitment to intentional diversity and global learning at Augsburg University. For more information, see the CTL events page.
Dean’s Internationalization Summer Travel Grant
Two competitive internationalization travel grants (up to $2500 for airfare) are available to support teaching, scholarship, or service collaborations with Augsburg International Programs or Partner Institutions that facilitate internationalizing the Augsburg campus and curriculum.
Related Campus Activities
The following are other campus activities that contribute to creating an inclusive campus.:
Native American Film Series
The Augsburg Native American Film Series in collaboration with Phillips Indian Educators hosts a free, three-day film festival to celebrate Indigenous film, collaboration across national boundaries, and visual storytelling. For more information, see: http://www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/
Soup, Gender, & Sexuality (sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services)
This ongoing monthly series is open to the entire Augsburg University community as a dialogue around issues of sexuality, gender, and their intersections. All attendees can help themselves to soup, bread, and great conversation! For upcoming dialogues, check out A-mail or the CAO Events Calendar.
Ally Training (sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services)
Ally Training is available for all students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg University to gain knowledge, skills, and resources to enable them to be intentionally supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. Participant will learn about LGBTQIA history and culture, confront myths and stereotypes, discuss heterosexual and gender-conforming privilege, analyze potential scenarios, ask questions in a safe environment, and discus next steps for being an effective ally to LGBTQIA individuals at Augsburg. Training is offered and advertised to the entire campus each semester, and customized training is available to departments, offices, and student clubs and organizations by request. For more information, contact Michael Grewe (firstname.lastname@example.org).