Office of Equity and Inclusion

Located in the vibrant town of Decorah in northeastern Iowa, Luther is an undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA).

The mission of Luther College explicitly affirms the educational, social, and civic benefits of diversity: “As people of all backgrounds, we embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community, to discern our callings and to serve with distinction for the common good.” 

In fact, as a community, we see diversity as essential to learning. It stimulates new questions and perspectives by challenging accustomed ways of thinking and responding. Moreover, students equipped with knowledge gained through their experiences in a diverse learning environment will be better prepared to respond to the complex challenges of living in contemporary societies, whether in the U.S. or abroad.

"Hateful Things"

Picaninny caricature on sand bag. (From the Jim Crow Museum)


Feb. 12–Mar. 2, 2018

"Hateful Things" is a traveling exhibition from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.