St. Catherine University Community Commitment

As members of the St. Catherine University community, we recognize that we have a responsibility to show care, compassion, and grace toward one another. As Katies, we commit to:

Safeguard Health

We will follow established guidelines for health and safety to protect ourselves and the community. We will take time for self-care, understanding that our physical, emotional, and mental health are connected, and we will encourage others to do the same. We will also be attentive to changing circumstances and policies, adjusting practices and behaviors as necessary.

Strive for Inclusive Excellence

We will consciously promote and work for acceptance by demonstrating respect, listening to and learning from other people’s experiences, embracing differences among identities, using inclusive language, and being open to perspectives. We will be anti-racist and work for a more equitable society.

Engage in Civil Discourse

We will be respectful and open-minded in conversations that address the differences among us as we work for just solutions. We will seek common ground through truth and understanding, be considerate of alternate views, and recognize that both what we say and how we say it matters.