Promoting God-Honoring Diversity

God-honoring diversity is something that we value and uphold at Azusa Pacific University. Diversity was not just our idea, but God’s. Therefore, we strive to push past political correctness and aim instead for an environment that respects and honors each individual’s uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God’s kingdom.

In our effort to promote and sustain diversity, we have identified two diversity centers to support students, staff, and faculty with their diversity needs. The Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity primarily serves our undergraduate students, and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence serves our faculty and staff. For an overview of additional diversity-related offices, services, and programs, see our Diversity Matters brochure (PDF) and our Student Diversity Campus Resources and Support (PDF).

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Kimberly B.W. Denu, Ph.D., MSW
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

News & Features

Diversity at APU

  • Mosaic Caucus Creates Racial Bias Awareness

    Azusa Pacific seeks to reflect diversity in every aspect of its living and learning environment. The Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity supervises the Mosaic Caucus, an advisory group representing undergraduate student populations.

Elsewhere at APU

  • Jennifer Walsh Discusses Inauguration

    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

  • APU Theater Presents The Great Divorce

    APU theater continues its 22nd season with Robert Smyth’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ influential novel The Great Divorce. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or purchase them online.

  • APU Hosts Boy and Girl Scouts STEM/Nova Day

    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.