Goal One: Diversify and expand the Gustavus community.

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Gustavus seeks to be a community rich in racial, ethnic, geographical, social, and economic diversity, one that encompasses a variety of identities and affinities. As an institution, we must provide a campus climate that truly welcomes and values difference.

The next five years will focus on building programs to reach and support more people so that students study in an environment that reflects the world in which they will live and work. So far, the College has developed and implemented a diversity recruitment and retention plan for students, collected baseline data on diversity among faculty and staff, and offered all employees diversity, equity, and inclusion training and development. The College has also created an organizational structure for responsibility and accountability for campus DEI efforts.

The biggest lever for diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community, though, is the ability to meet 100 percent of student financial need. The cost of a Gustavus education should not be a barrier to anyone who is able to and desires to study and graduate here, and the campus climate should welcome and value all.

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