"Global perspective," "inclusive community," and "knowledgable citizens of the world": these phrases highlight the St. Olaf Mission Statement, the document that guides and informs the goals and decisions of the College. Through the admissions office and the newly established Office of Community Life and Diversity, St. Olaf expresses a commitment to continually assess and affirm the value of racial diversity in a college community. Yet the make-up of the undergraduate population remains largely homogenous.
In recent years, e-mail has become an increasingly vital service on college campuses. Over the summer, members of the schools Information and Instructional Technologies department (IIT) worked to enhance and update the colleges e-mail system.