Everyone Is Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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:

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Act Six & Multicultural Scholarships

The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative provides full-tuition, full-need scholarships to urban leaders. More than 100 of these scholars have graduated from George Fox since the university added the program in 2007. Every year we also provide thousands of dollars in multicultural scholarships.

View scholarship opportunities

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Diversity in Hiring

We have made search advocate training and HR protocol changes that have helped increase the number of employees of color, resulting in the most diverse leadership team in our history in 2020.

Three students in the LEAD mentor program talking

Mentorship Program

We sponsor the LEAD Mentor program, where first- and second-year students are paired and mentored by junior and senior students. While the program is primarily made up of students of color, it isn’t exclusively so.

Learn more about the LEAD Mentor program

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Voices Project

We fund and host the Voices Project, a student multicultural leadership conference.

Learn more about the Voices Project

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SCORR Conference

We financially support sending students and employees to the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR).

A picture of the book cover, "Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion: How the Bible is Good News for People of Color"

Small Group Discussions

In the fall of 2020, the university purchased and provided all employees a copy of Antipas L. Harris’ book Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion: How the Bible is Good News for People of Color for the purpose of small-group discussion.

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Learning Outcomes

The faculty is developing expected student learning outcomes during the 2020-21 academic year to be included throughout the curriculum of the university – especially in the undergraduate program – to address issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Speakers discussing on stage as part of the Civility Project

Speaker Series

We bring diverse voices to campus through the Presidential Speaker Series.

Speaker Series website

Beyond initiatives, President Robin Baker has spearheaded a conversation around race relations and diversity through his blog, and the university recently updated its diversity strategy.

Demographic Comparison

29.6% Undergraduate students of color at George Fox University
13.3% People of color in Oregon*

* According to 2019 United State Census Bureau estimates