Welcome to the Augsburg College Diversity and Inclusion 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.
Augsburg 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.
Augsburg 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.
Augsburg 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 missions of educating students be “informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders” is that foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg Diversity and Inclusion Committee Statement
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee exists to advance the College’s mission with specific attention to furthering the promise of “an engaged community committed to intentional diversity in its life and work.” The Committee serves to cultivate a college environment that respects diversity, practices inclusion, and seeks equity. The committee seeks input, involvement, and support from all members of the campus community.