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Welcome to the Augsburg College Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Website! Please find below Augsburg’s statements of commitment highlighting our continuous work of creating a college environment that fully welcomes, includes, values, and affirms all members of our community.


Dear Augsburg College Community,

The Augsburg College Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee acknowledges that there are faculty members, staff members, and students who are experiencing harassment, intimidation, and fear in the Twin Cities area and beyond following the presidential election. Please know that Augsburg will not tolerate hate speech or behaviors motivated by hate in our college community. We believe that our diverse community makes us a stronger community. We expect that everyone in our community will continue to create and maintain inclusive spaces and continue to work towards equity. We will support affected communities while continuing to strive for a better tomorrow.

We will stand together united against hate.


Joanne K. Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer

Hli Vang, Director of Pan-Asian Student Services

Ann Garvey, Vice President of Student Affairs

Kathy McGillivray, Director of CLASS/Disability Resources

Michael Grewe, Director of LGBTQIA Student Services

David Hamilton, Director of Operations and Global Inclusion Initiatives

Kelly Anderson Diercks, Assistant Director of Athletics

Rachel Lloyd, Assistant Professor in the Education Department

Sonja Hagander, Director of Campus Ministry

Lisa Stock, Chief Human Resources Officer

Bashiru “BK” Kormah, Member of Augsburg Day Student Government

Jennifer Simon, Director of American Indian Student Services

Mzenga Wanyama, CTL Inclusiveness Fellow and Faculty in the English Department

Mission Statement

Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Augsburg College, as affirmed in its mission, does not discriminate on the basis of of race, color, religious belief, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, or citizenship in its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and/or school-administered programs, except in those instances where there is a bona fide occupational qualification or to comply with state or federal law. Augsburg College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and students with disabilities.

Inclusive Community Statement

Augsburg College values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the college’s mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the college in living out its mission of educating students be “informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders” is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.