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.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

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.

Campus Organizations

01

Ritmos

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

02

Multicultural Organization

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

03

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.

04

Women's Leadership Development Institute

I’ve grown in a major way. I’ve gotten a chance to really examine myself and understand how I process and how I operate which also translates over to how I work with others who may be different. Working with so many diverse students and staff made me realize the beauty of collaboration and diversity.

Shaquille Anthony (’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?

Diversity History of Traditional Undergraduate Student Body

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 4 7 10 9 12 10 5 3 4 1
Asian 2 2 13 17 24 19 20 30 30 31
Black/African American 40 48 47 54 64 67 72 53 55 49
Hispanic/Latino 30 27 31 28 31 45 42 52 45 48
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 2 3 1
Multiple 21 18 13 9 7 12 11 9 14 24
Non Resident Alien (International) 13 22 28 35 47 48 60 63 65 62
White, Non-Hispanic Student 1161 1157 1229 1230 1174 1113 1025 977 943 916
Total Enrollment 1271 1281 1371 1384 1361 1316 1239 1189 1159 1132
Percent of Total Enrollment 9% 10% 10% 11% 14% 15% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Diversity History of Professional & Graduate Studies Student Body

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 5 5 4 2 3 7 5 2 4 4
Asian 0 1 4 9 5 3 3 5 5 1
Black/African American 176 190 156 179 189 190 162 151 141 124
Hispanic/Latino 57 64 78 70 58 41 39 38 49 41
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multiple 6 7 4 5 2 1 1 1 4 5
Non Resident Alien (International) 3 2 4 1 2 2 0 2 5 3
White, Non-Hispanic Student 639 636 630 553 530 465 406 365 340 302
Total Enrollment 886 905 880 819 789 710 616 564 548 481
Percent of Total Enrollment 28% 30% 28% 32% 33% 35% 34% 35% 38% 37%

Diversity History of Professional & Graduate Studies Graduate Student Body

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2 1 1 3 2 2 3 1 0 0
Asian 0 1 0 4 5 3 3 8 4 3
Black/African American 61 35 29 44 50 47 48 50 48 38
Hispanic/Latino 10 6 8 17 16 9 13 10 11 14
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 5
Non Resident Alien (International) 4 4 4 3 6 2 1 6 14 8
White, Non-Hispanic Student 278 223 214 216 217 175 198 219 189 169
Total Enrollment 361 274 259 287 297 238 266 295 269 237
Percent of Total Enrollment 23% 19% 17% 25% 27% 26% 26% 26% 30% 29%

Diversity History of Seminary Student Body

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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.