Diversity makes us smarter. At St. Lawrence University, we embrace diversity in all its forms. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports the University’s efforts to create and sustain a living-learning community that challenges habits and assumptions underlying the structures of power, privilege, and injustice, and works to ensure that we are inclusive, welcoming, and empowering to all our members.
Respect. Empathy. Dialogue.
The Office of the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion helps ensure St. Lawrence University is a welcoming and empowering place for everyone.
In addition to the St. Lawrence Diversity Committee, initiatives from our office include:
Training & Workshops for Faculty, Staff & Students
From an eight-week diversity and inclusion certificate for faculty and staff members to special sessions for first-year students at Orientation, we offer numerous in-person and online educational opportunities for our entire campus community each year.
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Each year, we honor our students’ accomplishments during the Celebration of Diversity in the spring. We also celebrate, share, and contemplate during a week of social, educational, entertainment, and advocacy events as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week. Academic departments, student groups, and others contribute to programming that includes lectures, art exhibits, special meals, performances, panels, and films.
Tools & Resources
In order for our inclusion goals to be realized, the path forward needs to be mapped with intentionality. This plan, launched in February 2021, is a living document developed by the Diversity Committee and proposes a series of actions and interventions designed to raise awareness and improve the climate for inclusion.
Our Diversity Committee comprises a range of faculty and staff members and student representatives:
[transfer current list from: https://www.stlawu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-committee]
Subcommittees include bias incident reporting and programming.
Also accessible are the following resources offering information related to St. Lawrence’s diversity and inclusion efforts:
- Statement on Diversity
- Presidential Commission on Diversity Report
- Discrimination and Harassment Policy
- Bias Incident Reporting Form
- Preferred Name Procedure
- Student Handbook
Our office also collaborates with academic departments, student service offices, and campus and community organizations.
Student Services & Support
St. Lawrence University provides unparalleled support to students of all backgrounds, including services that speak to our commitment to diversity and inclusion:
- Student Accessibility Services
- International Student Services
- LGBTQAI+ Student Services
- Chaplain’s Office/Religious Life
- First Generation College Student Initiative
Embrace multicultural opportunities and perspectives and expand your understanding of yourself, your peers, and the world throughout your academic journey:
- African American Studies
- Arabic Studies
- Asian Studies
- Caribbean and Latin American Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Global Studies
- Modern Languages
- Native American Studies
- Peace Studies
Explore All Majors and Minors
Student Clubs & Organizations
Among our 150+ student groups, you will find many that celebrate cultural backgrounds and focus on inclusivity and critical social justice issues:
- African Student Union
- Asian Students Intercultural Association (ASIA)
- Black Laurentian Initiative
- Black Student Union
- Carefree Black Girls
- Chinese Students Association
- Club of American Sign Language
- Common Ground Connections
- French Club
- International House (I-House)
- Intersectional Board of United Voices (IBUV)
- Islamic Culture Club
- Jewish Student Union
- La Sociedad
- Men in Color
- Model U.N.
- Native American Student Alliance (NASA)
- Spectrum PRIDE Alliance
- SLU Euphrates Institute
See a list of active student organizations
Embracing Diversity in All Its Forms
countries represented in our student body
faculty members of color
students of color and international students
of the Class of 2024 are first-generation college students
languages spoken on campus
of students use resources offered by Student Accessibility Services
Your Diversity and Inclusion Team
Celebrating All Laurentians
Diversity and Inclusion News
A new president, a historic end to the University’s largest campaign ever, and the successes of our faculty, students, and alumni were among the most viewed online stories from St. Lawrence University in 2021.
For Kaleb Davis ’22, being one of the first students to receive support through the Black Laurentian Initiative’s (BLI) Fund for Racial Justice and Equity Project (RJEP) is particularly symbolic. As one of the BLI’s early members, he watched the process of establishing the fund come full circle.
This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.