⠀Diversity Initiatives Support Committee⠀

Supporting underrepresented groups at St. Olaf.

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.

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 Community is truly working in the interest of the marginalized student body.

Meet the Team

Mbuyisile Tlhwaele

DISC Coordinator

I am from the class of 2023 and majoring in Economics. I joined DISC because I enjoy working with student organizations, I have been involved in this kind of work since high school so it has become a part of me.


Geovani Peña

Web Content Manager

I am from the class of 2024 and I am majoring in Nursing. I joined DISC because I want all the historically marginalized groups to be fully supported and represented and I am also excited to work with all our orgs.


Arun Vaela

Intake and Review Financial Officer

I am from the class of 2023 and I am majoring in Biology. I joined Disc because I wanted to find more ways to support minorities in my community and increase representation. 


Zainab Irfan

External Event Coordinator

I am from the class of 2024 and I am majoring in Political Science and Religion with a concentration in Media Studies. I joined DISC because its mission resonates with me.


Ann Li

Executive Assistant

I am from the Class of 2024 and I am majoring in Political Science and Music. I joined DISC because this is my third semester in DISC and I'm excited to continue working will all our orgs on campus!


Nancy Ngutete

Post-Event Financial Officer

I am from the class of 2024 and I am majoring in Environmental Studies. I joined DISC because I love learning about different cultures through different student organizations. I am excited about cultural showcase events!


Oyo Lhamo

Internal Event Coordinator

I am from the Class of 2022 and I am majoring in Biology with a Statistics and Data Science concentration. I joined DISC because I want to work and collaborate with different orgs, especially the ones that are under-represented.