Our Commitment to an Anti-Racist Campus Culture

At St. Norbert College, we are guided by our founding traditions to uphold the sacred dignity of all persons, think critically, act responsibly and foster a supportive community that allows all to flourish. And so, during these challenging times, we are reminded that our mission as Green Knights calls us to be open to lifelong learning and critical self-reflection, and to actively dismantle racism in every shape and form.

As the college builds a community-wide action plan to seek justice and ensure that every member of our beloved community – and the greater world – can flourish, we invite everyone in the SNC community to share your voices. We ask for your full, unwavering commitment to listen, reflect, learn and engage, and to act for justice and peace.

In recent days, many at St. Norbert have shared messages of compassion and healing – and in support of our students, alumni and parents of color. We share those messages here.

Anti-Racism Workshop for Students

Beginning Oct. 7, the Cassandra Voss Center offers a 6-week virtual Anti-Racism Workshop for students.

Seek Peace and Pursue It

President Brian Bruess ’90 writes, “It’s hard to see now, but the day will come for our nation’s healing. We must face pain with purpose, that which our mission as Green Knights calls us to face.”

Walking Forward Together

The Rev. Mike Brennan, O. Praem., college chaplain, offers a reflection.

Statement from Mission & Student Affairs

“To be actively anti-racist is much more important than being silently not racist,” reads the statement from MSA.

Continued Commitment

The executive board of the Student Government Association shares a statement addressing their continued comittment to dismantling racism on campus.

Through Art We Reject Injustice

The Rev. James Neilson, O. Praem., calls us to “be advocates for a world wherein peace and justice ... become the measure and baseline of beauty.”

Let Us Love One Another

The office of admission pledges to further dedicate itself to providing opportunity and access for students of color through recruitment activities.

Black Lives Matter to SNC

Lucy Arendt, faculty chair, poses questions for the SNC community to address to ensure black faculty, staff and students are safe from racism and discrimination.

Continuing Our Work

Multicultural Student Services reaffirms its commitment to educate the community on issues of racial justice, seek to dismantle systems of oppression and support students of color.

Statement from Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs shares steps it’s taking this summer to make anti-racism a fundamental component of academic experience at St. Norbert.

SNC Strong

Raquel Cowell (Psychology) says the response to the COVID-19 pandemic shows us that communities can come together to fight other viruses, like racism.

We Are Listening

As we build a college-wide plan to ensure flourshing for every member of our SNC community, we invite you to share your input.

What It Means to Be a Green Knight

SNC Athletics shares its commitment “to making anti-racism a fundamental aspect of what it means to be a Green Knight.”

Statement from the Alumni Board

The SNC Alumni Board commits to “listening more fully and planning more thoughtfully to make systemic changes focused on inclusivity and acceptance.”

Corey speaking at silent protest

In Support of Black Lives

Corey Ciesielczyk (Academic Support) offers a reflection at the Black Lives Matter silent protest organized by St. Norbert Colleges Black Student Union on Sept. 3, 2020.

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