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

  • Literary Wisdom: Author Inspires APU Professor

    Professor Patricia Andujo, Ph.D., participates in the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Toni Morrison Society meeting the beloved author and dialoging with Morrison scholars.

  • SB 1146 Update

    New changes to Senate Bill 1146 would preserve religious freedom and student choice at California Christian colleges.

Elsewhere at APU

  • APU Theater Department Presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It

    The APU Theater Department opens its 22nd season with their production of William Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy As You Like It. The show will run from October 6-15 in the Warehouse Theater located on APU’s West Campus.

  • Christians in the General Election: Joy and Politics

    In choosing joy, we remain anchored in Christ’s goodness amidst even the most challenging circumstances, including the divisiveness of the current political climate.

  • Maged Gerges: Serving God by Serving Meals

    From leaving his home country of Egypt and beginning a new life in the United States, to starting his own cooking TV show and transforming APU’s Dining Hall with his leadership, Maged Gerges embraces change and sees possibilities in the challenges.