We believe that everyone – regardless of race, gender, physical ability or socioeconomic status – is fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Racial and ethnic diversity is a welcome resource in our society, and we strive to nourish a diverse community on our campus.
For more than 10 years, we have dedicated both financial and human resources to create and implement our Blueprint for Diversity, which addresses issues of access and success, campus climate, educational mission and our institutional vitality.
Our efforts have led to several programs and initiatives here on campus:
- Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is Portland’s only full-ride scholarship for urban students who want to make a difference in their communities.
- Every year we provide thousands of dollars in multicultural scholarships.
- Our East Asia Program recruits a significant number of Chinese students to campus each year. The program is also an extension of our emphasis on international experiences.
For more information, visit our Diversity Web page.