As a Christian institution in the Reformed tradition, Calvin University values and promotes diversity and inclusion. Scripture calls us to love others as we love ourselves, to exhibit and extend hospitality, and to pursue reconciliation. At Calvin University we believe that love, hospitality, and reconciliation are the markers of biblical shalom, and are to be exhibited in all aspects of our lives as we worship, work, play, and learn.

At Calvin, diversity is a key part of living out our mission, equipping students to be agents of renewal in an increasingly diverse world and nation. An educational environment rich in diversity—people, places, courses, research, and activities—promotes cross-cultural understanding, encourages collaboration, and fosters innovation, thereby benefiting all within the academic community. But, even more than reaping the benefits of a diverse learning community, Calvin’s commitment to diversity is a grateful and faithful response to a biblical mandate to love one another, to extend hospitality, and to pursue reconciliation.

  • Calvin University is committed to diversifying its community by recruiting and retaining people from a variety of cultural, ethnic, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds as administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Calvin University is committed to maintaining policies and practices that reflect an intention to strengthen our diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Calvin University is committed to creating a convivial learning environment that is an inclusively strong and vibrant academic community.

Read about Calvin’s commitment in the From Every Nation: A Revised Comprehensive Plan for Racial Justice, Reconciliation and Cross-cultural Engagement at Calvin University (FEN) document.

Read about how Calvin continues to strengthen its diversity and inclusion efforts in the Strategic Plan 2019: Strengthen, Support, Secure.

Read Calvin’s 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Project Report to learn about how Calvin has lived into its commitment and how Calvin plans to strengthen it going forward.