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Vision for Diversity

Bethel’s Vision for Diversity

We strive to cultivate a Christ-centered community that fosters flourishing for all. Guided by the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and new creation, Bethel University strives to pursue God’s reconciling work in the world through developing the character and composition of “Beth-el” the “House of God,” honoring our Pietistic and irenic heritage by:

  • Embracing the diversity of God’s Creation
  • Lamenting human brokenness
  • Reconciling with one another
  • Embodying shalom

Our Mission

In all we do, we strive to develop leaders, scholars, and servants who humbly step into the world, ready to make it a better place. "Inclusive excellence" is the recognition that Bethel's missional fulfillment is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of everyone in our community—our students, alumni, staff, faculty, administrators, and friends and families.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence leads Bethel's pursuit of a transformational educational experience by striving to reflect the house of God in our mission, vision, values, and strategic plan through

  1. Character Development
  2. Compositional Diversity
  3. Campus Climate
  4. Scholarship and Teaching