Diversity @ Andrews

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Fundamental Belief #14 says:

The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children.

With this in mind, at Andrews University we commit to more than mere representational diversity but rather to the outcomes of transformational diversity. We explore how diverse peoples have enriched the human experience and develop the interpersonal abilities to respect, appreciate and interact with those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, experiences and backgrounds. This robust learning environment uniquely equips our students for service to a diverse and global community.

Andrews enrolls more than 3,400 students annually from most of the 50 states and nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. How we manage our diversity is important. Our goal is transformational, not just representative, diversity. We celebrate and manage diversity in a number of ways: integration of cultural competency training in classroom curriculum, cultural and ethnic clubs and organization, faculty and staff diversity related committee, and student and faculty/staff training.

Clubs Celebrating Diversity@Andrews University
(with links to their OrgSync club page)

AFIA – Andrews Filipino International Association
AISIS – Andrews Indonesian Student Initiative Society
Andrews Chinese Christian Fellowship
Andrews University National Society of Black Engineers Chapter
Asante – African Student Association
Black Student Association of the Seminary
Black Student Christian Forum
Caribbean Nations Club
Haitian American Leadership Organization
Hispanic Association of the Seminary
Korean American Student Association
Korean Seminary Association
Language and Culture Exchange Society
Malawian Andrews University Student Association
Overseas Chinese Student Association
Pan African Club
Peruvian Club
Proponents of Women’s Equal Rights
Quoi d’9 – French Club
South Pacific Islanders Club
Southern Asian Student Association
Tanzanian Club
Ukrainian Club
West-Central African Division

For information on any of the above clubs, please contact Emily Carlson at emilc@andrews.edu

What the Bible says about Diversity – OpenBible.info

Why Does Diversity Matter at College Anyway? –  U.S. News and World Report