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 committee on diversity and inclusion 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.
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