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

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity


Official communications related to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts at Luther Seminary.

Addressing the Questions: President's Communication in The Concord - March 2018

by Robin Steinke, President of Luther Seminary

This appeared in the March 2018 issue of The Concord.

I know there are questions and concerns about Dean Angela Shannon’s departure that remain unaddressed. I also know that anything I can say will

President's Update - February 28, 2018

Dear Luther Community,

I’m writing with an update on the diversity and inclusion work we’re undertaking at Luther Seminary. Open communication is a crucial part of any institutional change effort, and we are committed to providing frequent

Letter from Student Organizations at Luther Seminary Re: Listening Sessions - February 12, 2018

The following letter was sent on February 12, 2018 from student groups Dismantling Racism: Beloved Community and ReCharge at Luther Seminary in response to the listening sessions held by President Steinke and the student council. It was read by Student

Student Letter on Race - February 2018

In February 2018, student allies read a letter at the meeting of the Board of Trustees addressing the presence of institutional racism at Luther Seminary. They also sent this letter to faculty, staff, and emeriti faculty members.

President's Video Update for Spring Semester 2018 - February 9, 2018

On February 9, 2018, President Steinke issued the following update to Luther Seminary students, faculty, and staff.

 Dear Luther Community,

Welcome to Spring 2018! Whether it’s your first semester or your last, and whether you’re on

Luther Seminary's commitment to the ministry of reconciliation - January 15, 2018

The following statement was issued on Luther Seminary's News and Information page in response to an incident involving Dean Angela Shannon.

On the morning of January 9, Luther Seminary President Robin Steinke sent a video message to students, faculty,

Presidential Communications Regarding Incident with Dean Angela Shannon - January 9, 2018

This email and video were sent to Luther Seminary students, faculty, and staff on January 9, 2018.

Dear Luther Community,

I’m writing about something that is difficult, but important, to address. Last week, there was an incident of racial harassment