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Diversity, equity and inclusion empower students to embrace their culture

Gavin Nicoson October 7, 2023

Following the departure of Monica Smith at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, Augustana’s Office for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continues efforts to support student-led events, maintain...

Rebecca Montgomery hands a flower to senior Lilia Rangel at the P.E.O. table on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. Jan Riccio is also pictured.

What does International Women’s Day mean at Augie?

Krystina Slack March 16, 2023

Anyone walking into the Gävle rooms on March 8 saw a room bustling with people walking around decorated tables dedicated to gender and equity. Talking and laughter carried through the open doors, inviting...

Safe Zone training helps unite the campus

Kayla Hobbs March 15, 2023

Numerous training have begun at Augustana College, to encourage community education on sensitive topics. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2022, the first session of the Safe Zone training took place in the Black...

Diversity and equity survey: How’s Augustana doing?

Priyanjana Chaudhary March 10, 2023

The Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey is a crucial tool utilized by Augustana College to gather data and opinions from students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community regarding...

Cristina King, Miss Nationwide 2022 - keynote speaker at the event.

Students Observer Transgender Day of Remembrance

Krystina Slack November 25, 2022

The day after Arun Gandhi spoke to the Augustana community about the value of nonviolence, the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity hosted an event that stressed the damage violence has had on the...

Sophomore Grisma Niraula hosts the Nepali Student Organization table at the Campus-Wide Diversity Celebration on Friday, April 29, 2022.

You belong here: Celebrating diversity

Kayla Palliser May 6, 2022

From “Take Back The Night” to “Filipino Culture Fest,” student and faculty coordinators worked hard to showcase the importance of diversity with a week of activities bringing education and celebration...

Stalls being set up during the International Womens Day event at Gavle rooms on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Augustana creates goal to #BreaktheBias

Zain Shrestha March 16, 2022

Augustana hosted its first ever International Women’s Day fair on Tuesday, March 8th at the Gerber Center.  The fair was advertised as a way to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. There were...

LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

Zach Blair October 21, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is a critical time. The observance, running from the beginning to the end of the month of October, provides an appropriate window for celebration for those who fall into the ever-expanding...

Presentation addresses difficulty in inclusion

Etta Brooks October 11, 2021

Dr. Javier Avila, in his presentation “The Perfect Latino,” encourages the Latine community to embrace all of who they are, because with visibility comes representation. This seminar, hosted by the...

Activism in athletics: what student-athletes are doing to promote social justice

Anjelica Ortiz October 9, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd, people all around the world have been protesting and calling for justice for lives lost at the hands of police. This has sparked outrage among the general public,...

Bringing diversity to Greek Life is a good idea

Stuart Lombard March 12, 2020

A group of Augustana students have been preparing to bring real diversity to Greek Life. They are holding meetings to bring national fraternities and sororities to Augustana. We need them to succeed –...

Augustana Receives Award For Diversity and Inclusion

Dina Marin October 10, 2019

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OSID) announced on Sept. 19 to the Campus Community that Augustana College received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT...

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