Upcoming Events and Programs

Join us for the following 2019-20 events sponsored or supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

If you have any questions, email Willette Capers.

DACA information and resources

South Dakota Voices for Peace has set up a DACA Renewal hotline for DACA recipients who may be eligible for one last renewal. Visit South Dakota Voices for Peace to get connected. Please view resources with immigration lawyers and BIA accredited reps who are taking these cases.


Upcoming Events

Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva SchlossA Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva Schloss

7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, Elmen Center
Augustana Students: Free
Admission: Regular ticket $25

Augustana's Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota welcome speaker Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center. This event is likely to sell out early. Reserve your tickets today.

Eva Schloss was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. As Hitler invaded Austria in 1938, she and her family fled to Holland. After the Germans invaded Holland in 1942, Eva’s family went into hiding. In May 1944, they were betrayed, captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where her family was killed. She is the childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank.


Diversity Advocate CertificationDiversity Advocate Certification Program

The Diversity Advocate Certification program at Augustana University provides participants with the tools needed to become change agents through the demonstrated use of acquired knowledge, support, and awareness, aimed at creating an inclusive environment. Learn more about registration or contact Willette Capers, Augustana diversity, equity, and inclusion director.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Diversity 101
    • Thursday, Aug. 29, 2-4 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 30, 2-4 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m.
  • Safe Space Training
    • Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ole Spirit Gospel ChoirOle Spirit Gospel Choir

First Practice: Friday, Aug. 29, 12-1 p.m. in the 3-in-1 Room

Join the Ole Spirit Gospel Choir. This is an equal opportunity choir. All races, creeds and faiths invited.

Open to students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members.

Also needed: keyboardist, guitarists and drummers.