Classroom Culture and Professional Relationships

St. Olaf is a community of students coming from all sorts of academic and cultural backgrounds. Therefore, this blog post is to help inform you about general student behaviors and expectations when it comes to participating in classes and interacting with professors....

Title IX Definitions and Resources

What is Title IX?   The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that...

Banking

Common Forms of Payment in the U.S.   Cash – is not as popular in the U.S. as credit/debit cards. Many people in the U.S. find it more convenient to carry credit/debit cards. One can argue that using credit/debit cards can be too convenient, such that one...

International Student Diversity

  Hey International Oles!!   Arriving in the United States can often be scary. The prospect of being in a new country, with new customs, and for some, a completely different language, can be overwhelming, even if you have been away from home before. Luckily, at...