The Saint Olaf Mission Statement declares that “Saint Olaf College strives to be an inclusive community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs.” It insists that students are challenged to lead “lives of unselfish service,” and to be “responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.” The fulfillment of these values hinges upon Saint Olaf being not merely an isolated institution of learning, but truly a college upon a hill. So because Saint Olaf has given so much to all of us, we must ask a little more. We must ask the Saint Olaf Community to voice aloud what it knows to be true, that Saint Olaf believes in a Minnesota with marriage for all, with love and commitment for all.
The St. Olaf community can do no less, and as Oles, we should expect no less. If you consider yourself an Ole of any manner, sign this petition so that we may show our numbers, and vote no on November 6th. Um Ya Ya!