Equity Statement for Student Success

At Saint Anselm College we recognize the dignity and diversity of our community members. We practice mutual respect for one another at all times and in all spaces. As a Catholic Benedictine community and a liberal arts college dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of truth, we embrace our unique backgrounds and experiences and acknowledge how difference strengthens our community. We strive to remove barriers to create a culture of equity where all students are provided the opportunity and access to excel academically, socially, personally, and spiritually.

Saint Anselm College commits to: 

  • Fostering a welcoming and inclusive student-ready learning and living environment that promotes a sense of belonging for all its members
  • Educating community members so they can grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually in knowledge of systems of power at the individual, organizational, and systemic levels
  • Pursuing equity through data-informed processes and challenging conversations
  • Providing opportunities to report and respond to all forms of bias and
    discrimination such as racism, homophobia, and ableism 

To meet our commitments, we must resolve to use our knowledge and understanding to collectively remove barriers at every level by engaging in intentional, transformative education and planning that ensures that every student has what they need to succeed in an environment that promotes justice and equity.

Proposed by the Saint Anselm Equity in Retention Team (Fall 2023); Approved by the Senior Administrative Leadership Team SALT (December 2023)