Critical Race Training in Education

St. Olaf College


Mailing Address
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507) 786-2222
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School Information
"Founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants, St. Olaf is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of the ELCA located in Northfield, Minnesota." "St. Olaf College offers a traditional four-year liberal arts education distinguished by both breadth and depth. Within the bachelor of arts degree program, academic majors are offered in 41 different disciplines and subject areas in the natural and mathematical sciences, fine arts, social sciences, and humanities. Students also may pursue an individually designed major on any subject that permits coherent, in-depth study using resources available through the college." The college enrolls over 3,000 students, has over 200 faculty, and offers 41 different undergraduate degree programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
In addition to sponsoring the “Bringing Anti-Racism Training up the Hill" podcast, St. Olaf College has financed research into inclusivity. Fifty “inclusive teaching and learning” project grants were awarded by the college. The university has instituted anti-racism training sessions for students, staff, and faculty. See developments below:


  • Program and Research Funding

    50 “inclusive teaching and learning” project grants were awarded.

  • Resources

    Zoom discussion series “Voices of Equity on the Hill” launched with a podcast titled, “Bringing Anti-Racism Training up the Hill,” in which panelist recommended anti-racist readings.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The university announced, "Beginning in January, all St. Olaf College faculty, staff, and students will participate in a campus-wide anti-racism training program led by the Washington Consulting Group. "Each faculty and staff member will sign up for a 2.5-hour training session, and students will sign up for a 2-hour session."

Last updated March 31st, 2021