Diversity & Inclusion

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Our Mission

Augustana University's Diversity and Inclusion Office supports a community of learners who value and support diversity, cultural competency and multicultural education.

We provide institution-wide leadership, consultation and programming that promotes diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of our campus community. A primary goal of our office is to provide academic and cultural programming with personal support that in essence helps all to develop intellectual, social and leadership abilities with all aspects of diversity.

We welcome and embrace people from all walks of life to our campus community and whether you are a student, a member of our faculty and staff, an alumnus or a visitor, 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