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This site highlights Luther Seminary's work to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Initiatives in Process

Initiatives in progress related to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts at Luther Seminary. Updates to these initiatives will be made as appropriate. When an initiative has been finalized, it will be moved to Completed Initiatives.

Courageous Conversations - March 2018

March 12-18, 2018, the student group Dismantling Racism: Beloved Community (DR:BC) is leading a series of actions for the entire community called Courageous Conversations

Events include:

  • Monday, March 12: Post a prayer for Luther Seminary

Welcome Statement

A diversified group of faculty, staff, and students are assembled to draft a new welcome statement that expresses Luther's commitment to radical hospitality in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Tentative timeline: finish draft by end of

Mandatory Staff & Faculty Training - April 2018

Human Resources Director Arnita Walls has scheduled a mandatory all-day staff and faculty training, Transforming White Privilege, for Friday, April 13, 2018. 

An overview of the workshop is below.

The Transforming White Privilege (TWP) curriculum

Recruiting a Diverse Board

In Fiscal Year 2016, following a review of board bylaws, the governance committee of the Board of Trustees adopted an objective to transform the make-up of the board to reflect the make-up of the student body. This includes intentional recruitment of women,