Sheila Chandler (’19)
Working with students of different backgrounds have enhanced the importance of adopting diversity in every aspect of my life.
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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.
Ritmos promotes cultural knowledge, understanding and fellowship among our Hispanic population.
The CU Multicultural Organization engages cultural awareness through seminars, student activities and mentoring opportunities.
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.
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 Office of Spiritual Formation & Christian Community at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How diverse is the student body at CU?
Diversity History of Traditional Undergraduate Student Body
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||9||12||10||5||3||4||1||1||0|
|Non Resident Alien (International)||35||47||48||60||63||65||62||65||97|
|White, Non-Hispanic Student||1230||1174||1113||1025||977||943||916||900||958|
|Percent of Total Enrollment||11%||14%||15%||17%||18%||19%||19%||21%||22%|
Diversity History of Professional & Graduate Studies Student Body
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||2||3||7||5||2||4||4||6||7|
|Non Resident Alien (International)||1||2||2||0||2||5||3||5||9|
|White, Non-Hispanic Student||553||530||465||406||365||340||302||220||192|
|Percent of Total Enrollment||32%||33%||35%||34%||35%||38%||37%||43%||45%|
Diversity History of Professional & Graduate Studies Graduate Student Body
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||3||2||2||3||1||0||0||0||0|
|Non Resident Alien (International)||3||6||2||1||6||14||8||10||9|
|White, Non-Hispanic Student||216||217||175||198||219||189||169||143||117|
|Percent of Total Enrollment||25%||27%||26%||26%||26%||30%||29%||28%||33%|
Diversity History of Seminary Student Body
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||1||1||1||1||2|
|Non Resident Alien (International)||1||5||3||3||2||3||8||10||9|
|White, Non-Hispanic Student||241||255||259||258||252||266||253||226||203|
|Percent of Total Enrollment||27%||27%||22%||24%||22%||21%||21%||25%||30%|
For more enrollment statistics on students, staff and faculty, please refer to the enrollment statistics on the Consumer Information webpage.