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 Oyaté Commons – Christensen Center, Suite 2 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

In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments, Augsburg does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, citizenship, creed, genetic information, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status in its education programs and activities, employment policies and practices, or any other areas of the university, 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.