Huntington University is enriched by engaging persons from a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds. Therefore, it is imperative to develop interculturally competent students, staff and faculty by interacting in meaningful ways with individuals and communities that are shaped differently than our own.
We believe that God’s Word calls us to:
- Recognize that we are the unified body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 4);
- Live in harmony with one another as the body of Christ (Ps. 133:1, 1 Corinthians 12:24-25, 1 Peter 3:8)
- Reconcile socio-economic, ethnic, national, racial, and gender differences within the body of Christ (Romans 2:9-11, Ephesians 2:16, Colossians 3:11)
- Fulfill our relationship with the world through reconciliation, peace-making and love (Amos 5:14-15, John 13:34-35, 17:20-23, 1 John 3:11, Philippians 2:4).
- Recognize that every nation, tribe, people and language, will stand before the throne of God in worship (Revelation 7:9-11).
For this reason, it is our purpose and responsibility to foster an environment that reflects the harmony of the body of Christ in which all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, and/or disability are valued and appreciated for their diversity and role in the university.
In conjunction with Huntington University priorities, we create an environment of harmony that promotes interculturally-competent Christians who comprehend and live their faith in committed relationships. Moreover, this supports the long-term growth and vitality of the University by increasing opportunities for under-represented students to attend Huntington University and enhance the learning experience for all students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, we promote and encourage inclusive employment and admissions policies based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, socio-economic, age, and disability.
Current Multi-Cultural Priority
While upholding this value, our current employment and admissions initiatives focus specifically on ethnic, national and racial identities that are under-represented at Huntington University by building cooperative relationships with strategic partners.