Equity and Inclusion
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Equity and Inclusion

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Saint Paul College is the most racially diverse college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, with an enrollment of 60 percent students of color. More than 11,000 full- and part-time students are attending Saint Paul College for a variety of reasons and at various stages in their lives.

Whether students are starting college for the first time or returning to enhance their career opportunities, a Saint Paul College education fits into their lives! Most of our students work at least part-time. Many have family obligations. They come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. But all of them have found their place in the Saint Paul College community.

For more information about our students and our campus, please visit the following:

Principles of Equity and Inclusion

Saint Paul College promotes and recognizes the principles of equity, inclusion and social justice in relation to, and across the intersectionality of, race, age, color, ability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, and other identities represented among our students, faculty and staff. By appreciating and respecting the importance of equity and inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective membership and community of Saint Paul College will foster a culture and atmosphere of belonging, collaboration and mutual respect. Saint Paul College seeks to empower and engage students, faculty and staff in actions that contribute to accomplishing the objectives and goals of our College.

Equity and Inclusion Plan

In the fall 2015, President Rassoul Dastmozd charged the Chief Diversity Officer to create a College taskforce to develop an Equity and Inclusion Plan that would align and support the College's Strategic Plan. Saint Paul College is committed to inclusion and equity. As President Dastmozd states, "Saint Paul College is a place that empowers students from all walks of life and places all around the globe as they navigate their different pathways."

For more information about the College's Equity and Inclusion Plan, please view the following:

EquityInclusionPlan.pdfEquity and Inclusion Plan 2016-2017

Equity Training Program

Saint Paul College will develop an Equity Training Series. This series will provide all employees an introduction to theoretical frameworks, vocabulary and basic skills in the following areas: 1) Introducing Equity; 2) Social Class Equity; 3) Racial Equity; 4) Gender Equity; 5) Ability and Access Equity; 6) LGBTQI Equity; 7) Interfaith Equity; and 8) Putting it All together: Equity in Action. A cohort of 12-15 employees, or Equity Trainers, will develop a curriculum for the 8 modules of the series.