The College of St. Scholastica is committed to fostering a learning environment that is culturally diverse and pluralistic.
Informed by our Benedictine heritage and its values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and love of learning, we are compelled to be open to diverse points of view and not avoid dissent, while constantly being mindful of what it is to be an engaged community working for social justice.
To do so recognizes human dignity, difference and equality that includes, but is not limited to: race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities/qualities, and ethnicity.
In our striving to be an inclusive community, we must engage in intellectual discourse and exchange if we hope to develop an understanding of our commonalities and differences, even if this discourse and exchange result in conflict and change. The challenge that lies before us as a community is to embody in our institutional life what it means to be truly committed to cultural diversity and pluralism.
The Intercultural Center, located in the Student Union, strives to promote cultural understanding and inclusiveness by recognizing the human dignity of each individual in the St. Scholastica community in the context of its surrounding communities and the world. Challenging women and men to grow through programming and support services, the Intercultural Center will encourage the campus community to contribute to a diverse and changing society.
It is essentially a starting place of interaction among people who have acquired values, beliefs, and rules from a different societal group or culture that involves the sharing of ones particular culture, which develops or improves the training and educational minds or perceptions of others. This interaction essentially helps us all to learn to touch the world.