Who are we?

The purpose of the Diversity Initiatives Support Committee (DISC) is to provide organizations of historically marginalized groups with the support and funding necessary for them to accomplish their mission at St. Olaf.

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Statement Against Racism
The Diversity Initiatives Support Committee (DISC) stands in solidarity with the Cultural Union for Black Expression (CUBE) and all the BIPOC students on campus who have been marginalized. The events that occurred on Friday September 4th are unacceptable and the administration has once again showed its incompetency in addressing systemic issues that our BIPOC students face within the St. Olaf community. The administration must be held accountable for their lack of action. DISC is here. We support you. As a branch of SGA, we are making a commitment to show up for the organizations that fall under DISC; offering our support financially, physically, and, most importantly, emotionally. We recognize the unwillingness of the St. Olaf Community and, in particular, the St. Olaf Administration, to follow through on their commitment to equity and inclusion. This is an ongoing fight that we all must engage in if the St. Olaf Comm- unity is truly working in the interest of the marginalized student body.
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DISC EVENT SUPPORT

If your organization needs funding for an event, please fill out the DISC Budget Proposal Form. E-Mail them to the DISC Coordinator and the Intake and Reviewing Financial Officer. If your organization has completed an event, please complete the DISC Post-Event Information Form.
DISC Budget Proposal Form
Download form to request money
Application for Orgs to Join DISC
Fill out form to join DISC as an org

Meet the Team

Khatidja Jiwani
Khatidja Jiwani

DISC Coordinator

I am from the class of 2021 and an international student from Bangladesh with majors in Biology and Psychology and a Neuroscience concentration. I joined DISC to be a part of the multicultural programming on campus and ensure that our organizations have the resources and funding needed to make their presence felt on campus and create a safe community for themselves within the campus!

    Tyga Kinsumbya
    Tyga Kinsumbya

    Executive Assistant

    I am from the Class of 2023 and currently have an undeclared major. I joined DISC to be more involved with on campus organizations and I am excited to make events more accessible to students and learn more about my fellow Oles.

      Seth Mutenda
      Seth Mutenda

      Web Content Manager

      I am an Economics Major with a Finance Emphasis and a concentration in Statistics & Data Science in the Class of 2022. I joined DISC to help amplify the many voices on the St. Olaf campus.

        YiWynn Chan
        YiWynn Chan

        Web Content Manager

        I hail from the Class of 2022 and am a Biology and Environmental Studies major with an emphasis in the Natural Sciences. I joined DISC in hopes of creating a more accessible platform for our diverse Ole community.

          Segun Madarikan
          Segun Madarikan

          Intake and Review Financial Officer

          I am a Computer Science major from the class of 2023. I joined DISC to assist in the cultural integration and spreading of cultural awareness on campus.

            Dagmawe Haileslassie
            Dagmawe Haileslassie

            Post-Event Financial Officer

            I am a computer Science major with Stats and Data science concentration from the Class of 2022. I joined DISC to help amplify multicultural voices at St. Olaf.

              Rida Ali
              Rida Ali

              Internal Event Coordinator

              I’m from the Class of 2021, with a Studio Arts major and Management Studies concentration. I joined DISC as an Internal Event Coordinator in order to polish my management skills including the creative aspect in it and thus, use those platforms to connect with people on campus.

                Anna Cook
                Anna Cook

                External Event Coordinator

                I am from the Class of 2022 with a Political Science major. I am looking forward to connecting with more of the student body through DISC’s involvement throughout different organizations on campus.

                  Omar Al-Taie
                  Omar Al-Taie

                  First Year Representative

                  I am an international freshman from Baghdad, Iraq and a UWC Maastricht alumnus. I will be double majoring in Biology and psychology. I hope to provide support for our community, and allow first year diverse students' voices to be heard, especially throughout this extremely challenging year. Feel free to reach out with new suggestions, activities, and even questions that you may come across.

                    Ann Li
                    Ann Li

                    First Year Representative

                    I am a freshman here at St. Olaf studying political science and music. I’m a first-Generation American who joined DISC because it is essential that marginalized groups receive institutional support and recognition. I love art, music, and being outside. I love meeting new people- feel free to reach out!

                      Geovani Peña
                      Geovani Peña

                      First Year Representative

                      I am a part of the Class of 2024 and I come from Houston, Texas. I am potentially going to major in nursing. I joined DISC to make this campus more culturally diverse and for people to feel proud and comfortable to be who they are.

                        Contact Us

                        We would love to hear from you! Have a question or want to learn more about our branch? Feel free to contact our DISC Coordinator, Khatidja Jiwani, at jiwani1@stolaf.edu! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook !