Welcome to Augsburg University Equity and Inclusion Initiatives! The mission of our department is to facilitate the creating and maintaining of a University environment that affirms, engages, and values the wholeness of all individuals so that they may fully immerse themselves in the Augsburg experience which is a benefit to our community and the greater community as a whole.

The Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department is located in Science Hall – Suite 112 and can be contacted at 612-330-1126 or inclusion@augsburg.edu.

University Mission Statement

Augsburg University 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.

University Non-Discrimination Statement

Augsburg University, 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 University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and students with disabilities.

University Inclusive Community Statement

Augsburg University 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 University’s mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University 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.