The Mission of the Diversity Office is:

To create a space that allows for employees and students of all ethnic backgrounds to feel embraced and encouraged during their time at Sterling College. 

  • Discriminatory actions, or microaggressions will be addressed by a Diversity Leadership Committee composed of different staff personnel and students who will follow a protocol to ensure fairness and equity.
  • These standards are set to lead towards forgiveness and reconciliation between groups.

The Vision of the Diversity Office is:

To instill a culture of unity among employees and students at Sterling College. 

We hope to create a culture that…  

  • Allows for a sense of curiosity when exploring and embracing cultures different from our own
  • Instills a sense of hospitality to all the saints as encouraged by Romans 12:13 “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality” (ESV). 
  • Encourages cultural savviness for both SC employee’s & students while prioritizing individual accountability when confronting racial injustices & biases that manifest themselves at SC.

Core Values (as outlined by Micah 6:8):

Acting Justly: 

  • Recognizing injustice AND being courageous enough to DO something about it. ​
  • Ensuring equitable measures of inclusivity​ in each department.

Loving Mercy: 

  • Pertinent to those who have committed an offense and extending forgiveness to them. ​
  • Having a plan to move forward and having steps to recovery & reconciliation.

Walking Humbly: 

  • Recognizing that God will guide us and will impart discernment. ​
  • Actively seeking a relationship with God, without whom we would not be able to love our neighbor (1 John 4:19).
  • Actively seeking personal accountability when learning how to treat the saints & image bearers around us.

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