Inclusive Excellence Resources for Students

St. Catherine University graduates need to have global skills and cultural fluency to lead effectively, pointing to the necessity for inclusive excellence across the campus.

Social justice, a pillar of a liberal arts education at St. Catherine University, emphasizes a student’s role in all realms of life, making the world a better place through action. We define social justice as an ideal condition in which all members of a society have the same rights, protections, opportunities, obligations, and social benefits. Implicit in this concept is the notion that historical inequalities should be acknowledged and remedied through specific measures.

St. Catherine University is developing strategies for embedding course content that emphasizes the acquisition of content knowledge about diverse groups and cultures and the development of cognitive complexity in the core curriculum. The University is also working to close the opportunity gap between students of color and white students along with increasing opportunities for intergroup dialogues in curricular and co-curricular student engagement. St. Kate’s remains committed to an inclusive environment that fosters scholarship and career readiness across all of our academic disciplines.

Campus Resources

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to support student mental health, at no cost to students. The Counseling Center provides confidential services including time-limited individual counseling, group counseling, consultations, walk-in crisis counseling, and referrals to community resources.

Center for Spirituality and Social Justice
Students of all spiritual, secular, and religious identities are welcome to share in creating a community of faith that engages in social justice at St. Kate’s. The Interfaith Prayer Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice.

Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS)
MIPS provides educational support on diversity and cultural initiatives and advocates on behalf of international, domestic, immigrant and refugee students of color within the University. MIPS provides time, space, and resources to students of color in order to create a nurturing, expressive, and supportive environment.

Access and Success
Access and Success offers support and programs to meet the needs of students who are parenting, or any students who are facing a basic needs emergency impacting their ability to access food, housing, medical care, child care, and transportation, etc.

Disability Resources
St. Catherine University is committed to equal access for all and recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity. The University’s goal is to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. Students are welcome to meet with our O’Neil Center staff to plan appropriate disability accommodations and identify campus and community resources that may be beneficial.

Public Safety
Public Safety is committed to giving our students and visitors a safe and beautiful campus experience. If you are feeling unsafe or are being harassed on campus because of your identity, please call 651.690.8888 at any time, day or night, or text through the LiveSafe app.

Affiliated Student Clubs and Organizations

Asian Women's Association (awa@stkate.edu)
The St. Catherine University Asian Women's Association represents the interests of Asian students on campus, educates and promotes awareness of Asian cultures, issues, and perspectives to the University community, and builds a supportive network for Asian students.

Color of STEM (COS) (cos@stkate.edu)
Strives to provide a stable foundation and community for students in STEM that are from underrepresented groups, such as students of color and LGBTQ+ students, as well as anyone else interested. COS works to identify resources for underrepresented students in STEM, to bring awareness to the school and community about the need for diversity in STEM and to connect current students with alumni as well as other professionals of color in the STEM field.

First Generation Scholars League (FGSL)
The First Generation Scholars League’s purpose is to spread awareness and provide additional support for first generation students at St. Catherine University.

International Students Organization (SCISO) (sciso@stkate.edu)
The St. Catherine International Student Organization is open to all students, but is specifically organized by and for international students. SCISO encourages respect and understanding for cross-cultural and international backgrounds and encourages support from domestic students who are interested in learning more about other cultures. A few SCISO events include Africa Night, International Education Week, and International Potluck.

Latinx Student Association (LSA) (lsa@stkate.edu)
The Latinx Student Association provides a system of support for Latinx students, brings greater awareness of issues concerning Latinx students, and offers service to the broader Latinx community in the Twin Cities.

Muslim Student Association (MSA) (msa@stkate.edu)
MSA provides a community of support, services, activities events, and interaction to all Muslim students attending St. Kate's.

Nurses of Color
Nurses of Color provides support and a safe space for nursing students of color and empower future nurses to be leaders in addressing healthcare disparities.

Pan-Afrikan Student Alliance (PASA)
PASA provides current students with a forum for ideas and common interests. The main goal is to allow students to organize social and cultural events that pertain to African culture.

PRIDE (pride@stkate.edu)

Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA) (seasa@stkate.edu)
SEASA aims to unite and empower the Southeast Asian community on campus to spread awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the cultures of Southeast Asia to all students by hosting events and by collaborating with other cultural clubs and organizations on campus. The group is also established to provide a home away from home for students of Southeast Asian descent, where cultural needs can be met in a safe and familiar environment.

SHE Pab: Voices of Hmong Women (shepab@stkate.edu)
The mission of SHE Pab is to promote Hmong culture, language, arts and history. SHE Pab's purpose is to enhance cultural awareness through community service, events, and collaborations.

Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) (wimse@stkate.edu)