Diversity & Inclusion

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Our Mission

Augustana University's Diversity and Inclusion office mission is to improve human relations by creating and supporting a community of learners who value and support diversity, cultural competency and multicultural education.

We provide institutional-wide leadership, consultation and programming that promote diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of the University's community.

Augustana welcomes and embraces people from all walks of life to our campus community. One of our primary goals is to provide academic, cultural and personal support to everyone on campus, in essence, helping them to develop intellectual, social and leadership skills within all of the aspects of diversity.

Whether you are a student, faculty, employee, alumnus or visitor from the community, we want you to experience Augustana University as a place where you can just be who you are.

Mark Blackburn Director of Multicultural programs Mark Blackburn
Assistant Dean of Students
& Director of Diversity and Inclusion