Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

CSB+SJU Inclusion Visioning Statement

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. We commit to:

  • Foster a learning and working environment that reflects respect for all persons
  • Make decisions in accordance with our commitment to inclusivity
  • Promote inclusion via self-reflection and professional development
  • Respond to the common call of Catholic Social Teaching and Benedictine values to dismantle systems of oppression
  • Share and engage these practices in all that we do in the classroom, across our campuses and in the greater world

What is DEIJ?


The presence of the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.


Having fair and just practices that ensure access, resources, and opportunities are provided for all to succeed and grow.


The involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.


Creating environments that support all equitably without regard to race-ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or learning potential.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Coordinating Council

Appointed by the President in 2020, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Coordinating Council is an institution-wide committee charged with promoting the Benedictine, Catholic and liberal arts ideas of learning, justice and community to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

Bias Reporting

Faculty, staff, and students are together responsible for maintaining an educational and working environment that is consistent with our institutional values. If you have experienced or witnessed a bias or hate incident, we want to address the incident and provide you with resources.

Report Incident


The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all members and guests of the CSB and SJU community are treated with respect and dignity, free from bias and harassment.

DEIJ Strategic Plan

Reflections and Actions

 Archive of previous reflections and actions