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Diversity at Dordt

Vision for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

“ϳԹ aspires to be a diverse, covenant community created by the Father, identified in Jesus Christ, united by the Holy Spirit, and equipped for kingdom service.”

Genesis 1:24-28; Acts 17:24-28; Colossians 1:15-19

We affirm that from the beginning, God ordered diversity within his creational structure, which He declared as very good. God creates all people, male and female, in his image and by his design; therefore, every person possesses inherent value. For this reason, we acknowledge and celebrate the diversity we witness in all that God has made.

Galatians 3:26-29; Romans 10:12; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:15

We profess that our identity is found first and foremost in Jesus Christ. While we also belong to various culture-sharing groups, all other affiliations are secondary to our identity under the Lordship of Christ, which brings us into covenant unity with him and his people. Tragically, God’s divinely ordained diversity is all too frequently and sinfully used to devalue people based upon racial and ethnic differences, rather than being used biblically to celebrate the value of the created diversity and common unity that is found in image bearers of Christ.

Ephesians 2:14-18; John 16:1-15; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:22-27

We desire to live in the unity, peace, and reconciliation obtained by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and applied by the Holy Spirit. By the Spirit’s leading and empowering we lament and stand against discrimination, segregation, bigotry, and oppression. By the transformative and healing work of the Spirit, we instead strive to live in peace, unity, understanding, humility, and harmony with all people.

Micah 6:8; Revelation 7:9-10; Mark 12:30-31; Acts 2:17-18; Philippians 2:1-4; Galatians 3:26-29

We yearn for the final fulfillment of the kingdom of God where people of every tongue, tribe, and nation will gather united in worship to our triune God. This vision of the new heaven and new earth compels us to seek the same unity in the here and now. Therefore, we strive to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to love our neighbors as ourselves, manifesting the love of Christ to those around us. We will equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.

Multicultural Leadership Program (MLP)

Invites minority and other students into a two-year cohort experience to gain leadership skills, spark spiritual formation, and build community.

Multicultural ϳԹ for Students Actively Involved in Community (MOSAIC)

Hosts on-campus events for students and faculty where they learn from one another, acknowledge that their identities are found in Christ, and celebrate their differences. Run by MLP leaders.

Student Stories

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Striking Out a 50-Year Baseball Record

Gyeongju Kim

Almost 50 years to the day when it was set, one of the oldest records on the books in Dordt athletics fell when business major Gyeongju Kim struck out 21 batters in a win over Hastings College in late March.

Gyeongju Kim

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Creation and Collaboration

Kyle Fosse

With Kyle's first time at Dordt also being his first time out of Africa, he took the opportunity to grow and ran with it, becoming heavily involved in extracurriculars and the community that Dordt had to offer.

Kyle Fosse

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Community, Opportunity, and Confidence

Ellen Inggrid Dengah

During her time at Dordt, Ellen was able to overcome her language barrier and prominent Indonesian accent and become heavily involved in theatre, digital content, and the international community.

Ellen Inggrid Dengah

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People Over Profits

Jose Benitez

Jose was able to connect not only with other international students but also with the off-campus community at Dordt, where he was able to grow his confidence and experience before entering the workforce.

Jose Benitez

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Tools to Teach

Calvin Wunderink

Dordt provided Calvin with the tools and experiences he needed to become a competent teacher and prepared him to take a chance, allowing him to teach in the Czech Republic.

Calvin Wunderink

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Seek God and Serve Others

Youbin Lee

Youbin was able to overcome his fear of not fitting in as an international student by participating in multiple activities at Dordt that provided him with the invaluable experiences and relationships that helped him flourish.

Youbin Lee

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