Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DE&I at AU

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

Willette Capers Award

Be Who You Are

Augustana University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) leadership provides institution-wide knowledge, consultation and programming that promotes diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of the campus community.

A primary goal of the Augustana Office of DE&I is to provide academic and cultural programming with personal support that in essence helps all to develop the intellectual, social and leadership abilities with all aspects of diversity.

AU welcomes and embraces people from all walks of life to our campus community, and whether you are a student, faculty and staff, an alumnus or a visitor, Augustana wants you to experience university as a place where you can be who you are.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Journey Scholars Program

Signature Events and Programs

Systemically Non-Dominant Student Opportunities




Latest News

JaVian Farr ‘24, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, was chosen as Augustana’s 2024 Commencement speaker. How to navigate through adversity is what Farr hopes to convey to his fellow classmates on Saturday, May 18, at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

The Journey Scholars Program at Augustana University is giving its students the opportunity to bring change to the community — an idea upon which the program was founded. A group of Journey Scholars has been assigned the task of coming up with “We the Change Projects” — a project or initiative that would help meet a need, whether it be on campus or in the broader community.

Augustana understands the value and impact that historically marginalized people have on communities all over the world — recognizing that this university would not be the place it is without these students, faculty and staff. In the "At AU" series, the university aims to showcase these exceptional people so we can all hear their voices in an effort to foster positivity and create awareness of their experiences on campus. For Black History Month, Augustana is featuring Awar Okello ‘27.