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Diversity at JBU

National and International Diversity on Campus

Our students come from all over the world. They are citizens of 32 countries including: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zambia.

JBU is also home to many students that, while U.S. citizens, grew up all over the world with parents who worked in ministry or international business. They come from Chile, China, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Republic of South Korea, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Diversity Statement

BASIS

John Brown University’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ which fulfills the covenant that God made with Abraham that through faith “all the families of the world will be blessed” (Gen. 12:3). Racial heritage, socio-economic status and gender should not divide those whose identity is grounded in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).

The history of John Brown University reflects an intentional effort to include marginalized people. From its founding as an institution, women have been a part of the University faculty, staff and student body as equal partners with men in faith and work to provide higher education for the rural poor and other under-represented communities. Since the 1960’s, the inclusion of international students and faculty, as well as ethnically diverse staff, students and faculty has intentionally and steadily enhanced the mission of the University.

AFFIRMATION

The Scripture of the Old and New Testament clearly affirms that all human beings are imprinted with the image of God (Gen. 1:26—28); we are therefore called to honor, cherish and respect one another. To acknowledge the sinfulness of humankind is to accept the historical reality that has often been manifested in “us-them” dynamics. This acknowledgment sharpens our commitment to the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, and informs the JBU community as it shapes university policies and practices. It is our hope that our community in its diversity will continue to mature (Philippians 1:6) and better reflect the reality of God’s good design and intention for humanity.

Diversity Committee

The John Brown University Campus Diversity Planning Committee is devoted to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought, experience and expression are valued, respected, welcomed and celebrated. The committee honors our diversity statement, serving as a campus resource to provide vision, information, advocacy and coordination for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions. Contact us at diversity@jbu.edu.

MOSAIC  (Multicultural Organization of Students Active In Christ)

 Multicultural Organization of Students Active In Christ (MOSAIC) is a student-led organization intended to create unity among the minority Americans on the JBU campus. More Info

Diversity Facts

 

Student Diversity - Undergraduate

Students  Male Female Total
Nonresident aliens 53 41 94
Hispanic 30 55 85
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 12 15 27
White, non-Hispanic 404 601 1005
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 13 12 25
Asian, non-Hispanic 5 17 22
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 1 0 1
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 24 21 45
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 19 29 48
TOTAL 561 791 1352

 

Student Diversity - Graduate Program

Students  Male Female Total
Nonresident aliens 4 3 7
Hispanic 13 28 41
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 25 57 83
White, non-Hispanic 153 334 493
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 2 12 14
Asian, non-Hispanic 5 6 11
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0 0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 8 21 29
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 6 7 13
TOTAL 223 468 691

 

Student Diversity - Degree Completion Program

Students  Male Female Total
Nonresident aliens 0 0 0
Hispanic 6 16 22
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 9 11 20
White, non-Hispanic 101 140 241
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 4 4 8
Asian, non-Hispanic 0 3 3
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0 0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 4 3 7
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 7 6 13
TOTAL 131 183 314
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