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Diversity, Community & Inclusion

Diversity, Community & Inclusion

God’s Design for Diversity, Community & Inclusion

Celebrating the diversity of God’s Kingdom through uncommon unity

All people are created by God and bear His image.

That’s the first line of the Anderson University Office of Diversity, Community & Inclusion’s (AU DC&I) mission statement. It’s what we believe. It’s the culture we foster. It represents who we are.

Join us in making Anderson University a place where we truly—and biblically—reflect God’s design for humanity among the members of our faculty, staff, and students.

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James Noble, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity, Community & Inclusion
864-231-2165  |  Email

AU's Diverse Community

countries represented

35

different countries
represented

people of color

18%

of students are
people of color

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I AM Mentoring
student participants
countries represented

29

different countries
represented

people of color

18%

of students are
people of color

i am mentoring

84

I AM Mentoring
student participants

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Scholarships

Anderson University is committed to making college more affordable to all students. That’s why the Office of Diversity, Community & Inclusion awards competitive scholarships to students. It’s just one way we are fostering a student body that accurately reflects the diversity of God’s Kingdom.

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I AM Mentoring

The mission of I AM is to develop and empower the individual, while strengthening our understanding of personal identities and identities of others, in order to create a sense of community belonging, academic accomplishment, and personal self-worth within an inclusive campus culture.
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Call Me MISTER

The Call Me MiSTER program recruits African-American men to become elementary school teachers and become role models. These men have heeded the call to serve God in public schools to have a positive impact on children.
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Statement on Racism

Anderson University acknowledges and reaffirms strong opposition to racial injustice, ethnic oppression, acts of hate, discrimination, and prejudice. Racism in all its forms is a sin and an affront to the Christian values of the Holy Bible. We affirm our deep Christian commitment to uphold God’s Word concerning racism.
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Strategic Actions

Anderson University will combat racism at both the personal and institutional levels. We affirm our commitment to ongoing learning about justice and equality to disrupt racism, discrimination, inequality, and marginalization.

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7:30 PM
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Community Resources

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Book of the Month

Diversity Matters:
Race, Ethinicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education
Abilene Christian University Press

Featuring Mr. Kevin Williams, Jr.

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The Office of Diversity,
Community & Inclusion

G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Student Center, Suite 218
Anderson, SC 29621
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 864-231-2165