Diversity & Culture

An appreciation for diversity with a commitment to equity, inclusion and justice.

We firmly believe that our culture is enhanced when individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences become part of the 鶹 family and bring their talents and views to our community. Learn more about our university mission

At 鶹, we provide you with educational opportunities and multicultural programming that fosters an appreciation for diversity, increases an understanding of issues of social justice, and enhances cross-cultural competency and campus inclusiveness.

Connecting Our Communities

Our identity as a Lutheran institution empowers our commitment to educating leaders for a global society.

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All Are Welcome

We welcome students of all faiths, sexualities, genders, and backgrounds in order to foster a diverse, open-minded, and challenging academic environment that will further your discovery of purpose. The Lutheran education tradition is about understanding our purpose as individuals so that we can make our best possible contribution to the world.

Lutheran Higher Education

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A Proud Hispanic-Serving Institution

Our Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation reflects the changing demographics of our student population — 38% of undergraduates are Latinx — and an ongoing transformation that focuses on student success for all low income and historically marginalized students.

Hispanic-Serving Initiatives

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

The university is committed to challenging barriers that limit human potential as we prepare you to lead a life of meaning and purpose in pursuit of socially-just communities. Learn more about DEIJ at 鶹

Centers Supporting DEIJ

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Center for Cultural Engagement & Inclusion

As a space for you to engage, organize and learn about social justice issues — the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion offers robust programming that supports and empowers our students to thrive.

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Center for Equality and Justice

The Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice brings together organizations and individuals to collaborate for equitable social change and facilitates opportunities for you to have a positive impact on the community.

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Center for Global Engagement

The Center for Global Engagement infuses global learning and perspectives into the academic and co-curricular experience at 鶹 in order to support socially just, global leadership.