Diversity and Inclusion at EMU
Our diverse community welcomes people from varied faith traditions, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. In the midst of the current political climate in the United States EMU’s president, Dr. Susan Huxman and EMU’s provost Dr. Fred Kniss have reiterated the EMU policies that protect the rights, the dignity and the educational resources that our immigrant and international students bring to us.
- More than 50 faith traditions are represented on campus.
- More than 50 countries are represented in our student body.
- AHANA (Americans of African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American descent) students make up 24% of our undergraduate student body
Resources for students
- The multicultural student services office nurtures a vibrant network of activities and clubs for students from diverse backgrounds.
- The international student services office office provides a safe, friendly connection as students transition to a new culture and country and helps with details such as paperwork.
- Our diversity task force reviews policy and creates programming to make EMU feel like “home” for all.
- Our strategic plan includes a commitment to diversify our faculty and staff to better represent our student body.
- March 24th, 2017
Eastern Mennonite University students participated in four Y-Trips over spring break March 4-12. The trips were sponsored by Y-Serve (formerly known as Young People’s Christian Association), a program of EMU Campus … read more
- March 23rd, 2017
Riad Jarjour is a Syrian-Lebanese scholar, pastor and peacebuilder whose work has focused on Muslim-Christian relationships since the 1970s. On March 15 and 16, he visited Eastern Mennonite University to … read more
Refugee teens discover strengths and work to smooth newcomers’ paths with Harrisonburg High’s Peer Leader programMarch 22nd, 2017
For 15 students participating in a resilience training at Eastern Mennonite University, one role-play activity hit close to home. The small-group skits were focused on inviting students to learn how … read more
- March 20th, 2017
Was the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China really such a disaster? Dr. Dongping Han, professor at Warren-Wilson College and a native of rural China, offers the 2017 Albert N. Keim … read more