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-lead 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 70 48 118
Hispanic 23 49 72
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 10 12 22
White, non-Hispanic 480 576 1056
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 4 11 15
Asian, non-Hispanic 3 9 12
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0 0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 21 27 48
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 5 5 10
TOTAL 616 737 1353

 

Student Diversity - Graduate Program

Students  Male Female Total
Nonresident aliens 0 0 0
Hispanic 10 12 22
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 4 11 15
White, non-Hispanic 167 221 388
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 2 5 7
Asian, non-Hispanic 3 1 4
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 1 0 1
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 1 8 9
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0 2 2
TOTAL 188 260 448

 

Student Diversity - Degree Completion Program

Students  Male Female Total
Nonresident aliens 2 1 3
Hispanic 13 12 25
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 10 19 29
White, non-Hispanic 142 273 415
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 5 13 18
Asian, non-Hispanic 2 4 6
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 1 1
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 3 12 15
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3 1 4
TOTAL 180 336 516