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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Students stand along a street on campus in front of an archway decorated by Christmas lights. They hold a long banner that reads "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"


College of Arts and Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Mission Statement

Our mission in the College of Arts and Sciences is to create and foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that recognizes and amplifies our students, faculty, and staff. As part of this commitment, we embrace all human diversity, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origins, religious commitments, age, status, political perspectives and more. We understand that the work of social justice is ongoing, and we affirm our commitment to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment.

Upcoming Events

More events will be announced in the fall semester. 

More Than a Dinner Series

This series will consist of confidential small-group conversations designed for different departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. For each installment, students from historically underrepresented backgrounds will share a meal and discuss their experiences as a students at Saint Louis University through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice.    

Past Events

  • Spring 2024
    • Keynote Speaker Rachel Swarns 
  • Fall 2023
    • Music as Activism 
  • Spring 2023
    • Being BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ in Law School
    • Book talk with Fr. Chris Kellerman, S.J.
    • Sexism in STEM (PDF)
    • The Race Card Project at SLU (PDF)
    • Keynote Speaker Michele Norris
    • Racial Justice and the Catholic Church with Fr. Bryan Massingale
  • Fall 2022
    • Student Protest: Past, Present, and Tomorrow 
Ink Tributes Event Poster with information about the date and time of the event, and portraits drawn in a comic book style.

Ink Tributes is a an exhibition that was displayed at Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) from August 25, 2023 to December 30, 2023. 

Marlon West is an award-winning animator, head of effects, and VFX supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He used his talent to create portraits of mainly African American individuals who were victims of police brutality as a powerful way to expose social issues and promote dialogue. 



SLUMA Presents Marlon West's Ink Tributes


Speak Up

The College of Arts and Sciences is enthusiastic about opportunities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus. If you have feedback, suggestions or ideas, please Speak Up and help make Saint Louis University a welcoming community for all. You may send a message to