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Inclusion and Diversity

Finding a space to belong and learning about other cultures is all a part of the college experience. Connect with people who can relate to your educational journey, and participate in clubs and organizations that can help you learn even more about your classmates.

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Student Diversity and Inclusion Services

Student Diversity and Inclusion Services (SDIS) provides opportunities for students to embrace differences and contribute to building an inclusive and welcoming community through personal interactions, leadership and training opportunities, and sponsored and co-sponsored educational programs.
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Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) provides comprehensive immigration and support services to international students while supporting them in pursuit of their educational, personal and professional goals.

Proud to Be First

First-Generation Students

The University of St. Thomas is proud that many first-generation students have chosen to attend our institution. The Proud to Be First Program is designed to aid our first-generation students in their transition to college. Take advantage of these resources as well as the students, staff and faculty at St. Thomas who are here to help you.

Serving Those who Served

Veterans Resources

The University of St. Thomas salutes veterans and military-affiliated families as we work to be the most military-friendly university in the Upper Midwest. While here, veterans get the resources they need to succeed academically — and the career support needed to thrive after graduation.

We proudly offer Veterans the resources and support to help you maximize your education benefits, succeed academically and thrive after graduation.

Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is rooted in our Catholic identity at St. Thomas. Archbishop John Ireland founded the University of St. Thomas for immigrants who weren't welcomed elsewhere. Our convictions call us to protect and enhance the dignity of every human and to work for a more just and equitable society.

We strive to be a university characterized by radical hospitality and are steadfast in our commitment to embedding a shared sense of belonging where all feel welcomed.

Additional Resources

Get Inclusive Training

All first-year and transfer students complete Voices for Change learning lessons provided through our partner, Get Inclusive. This course is used at more than 200 universities across the country and uses scientific-based research to educate students.

St. Thomas students will learn more about our policies while engaging in a short video series, text, and quizzes filled with information related to various topics including bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion, alcohol and other drugs, sexual harassment, and hazing.

Bias Reporting Resources

St. Thomas is committed to providing an inclusive living, learning, and working environment that supports the well-being of each member and respects the dignity of each person. Incidents of hate and bias are inconsistent with the St. Thomas mission and convictions and have no place here.

In the event that you experience or witness a bias or hate incident, we want to address the situation and provide you with resources.

Sexual Misconduct Response

Title IX is a federal law that protects individuals from sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual misconduct, we can help connect you with resources and support.

This section lists the policies, reporting options and resources associated with sexual misconduct at the University of St. Thomas.