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 (2018-19 School Year)

 

Student Diversity - Undergraduate

Students 

Male

Female

Total

Nonresident aliens

55

44

99

Hispanic

35

55

90

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

10

12

22

White, non-Hispanic

404

584

988

American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic

13

11

24

Asian, non-Hispanic

5

13

18

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic

1

1

2

Two or more races, non-Hispanic

28

26

54

Race and/or ethnicity unknown

21

29

50

TOTAL

572

775

1347

 

Student Diversity - Graduate Program

Students 

Male

Female

Total

Nonresident aliens

3

3

6

Hispanic

12

42

54

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

14

38

52

White, non-Hispanic

145

301

446

American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic

4

9

13

Asian, non-Hispanic

4

3

7

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic

1

1

2

Two or more races, non-Hispanic

4

20

24

Race and/or ethnicity unknown

2

2

4

TOTAL

189

419

608

 

Student Diversity - Online Undergraduate Program

Students 

Male

Female

Total

Nonresident aliens

0

0

0

Hispanic

3

11

14

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

3

13

16

White, non-Hispanic

66

93

159

American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic

2

5

7

Asian, non-Hispanic

1

1

2

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic

0

0

0

Two or more races, non-Hispanic

7

5

12

Race and/or ethnicity unknown

2

6

8

TOTAL

84

134

218