Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Diversity and Inclusion at Cornerstone University

At Cornerstone University, we are committed to creating a hospitable, diverse community. For us, seeking to reflect the values of Christ’s kingdom by welcoming and serving everyone regardless of the distinctions of color, gender, race or ethnicity is not an option but an imperative. The dynamic of diversity provides us with the opportunity to both enrich one another with cross-cultural experiences and to transcend traditional barriers by developing an experiential oneness as a testimony to Christ’s presence in our midst.

Diversity Commitee

At Cornerstone, we strive to demonstrate authentic compassion in every relationship and treat others as reflections of the image of God. The Diversity Committee serves the university by recommending and implementing initiatives to support CU’s commitment to foster a community of learning that is hospitable, supportive and compassionate. Committee members include Emilie Azkoul, Aleka Thrash, Dave Emerson, Emily Gratson, Grace Davis, Dr. Graham McKeague, Haoyung Chien, Dr. Kendra Jackson, Dr. Leticia Espinoza, Dr. Nola Carew and Pamela George.

Campus Organizations

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Ritmos

Ritmos promotes cultural knowledge, understanding, and fellowship among our Hispanic population.

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Multicultural Organization

The CU Multicultural Organization engages cultural awareness through seminars, student activities and mentoring opportunities.

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Urban Cohort

The Urban Cohort program at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary has faithfully cultivated ministry leaders who are called to serve in urban contexts, whether it be in Grand Rapids or across the country. This community-based cohort program is designed for diverse individuals who desire to delve deeper into the heart of Scripture.

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Professional & Graduate Studies Lunch and Learn

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Women's Leadership Development Institute

The professors and students with different backgrounds provide varying perspectives that allow peers and colleagues to open their minds to new ways of thinking. Diversity creates strength, drives innovation and enhances creativity which is critical in both personal lives and professional atmospheres.

Annalee Lavender (’19)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the university doing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus?

Realizing we are not perfect by any means, we continue seeking God’s direction in leading us in these efforts. Recent hires have included a Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and we continue moving forward with the anticipation of a Chief Diversity Officer in the near future. We strive to provide an enriching and culturally diverse student experience in the staff and faculty that are hired, chapel speakers, events on campus and in the classroom.

What does diversity, equity and inclusion mean at Cornerstone?

At Cornerstone, we are committed to creating a hospitably diverse community. For us, seeking to reflect the values of Christ’s kingdom by welcoming and serving everyone regardless of the distinctions of color, gender, race or ethnicity is not an option but an imperative. The dynamic of diversity provides us with the opportunity to both enrich one another with cross-cultural experiences and to transcend traditional barriers by developing an experiential oneness as a testimony to Christ’s presence in our midst.

What if I have experienced discrimination or harassment?

There is no room for discrimination or harassment on our campus. If you experience this or witness this on our campus, please contact our Student Development Office.

Does CU have diversity-related programs, activities and clubs for students?

Yes, we offer many opportunities for students to engage in clubs and organizations on our campus! For a full listing of our clubs and organizations, please contact the Student Development Office at student.development@cornerstone.edu.

How diverse is the student body, faculty and staff at CU?

For the most up to date enrollment statistics on students, staff and faculty, please refer to the enrollment statistics on the Consumer Information webpage.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.