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Diversity & Inclusion

Integrity. Respect. Encouragement.

As a Christ-centered institution of higher learning, Bluefield University is a diverse community characterized by integrity, mutual respect, support, and encouragement. In accordance with this core value, we strive to exemplify Christ’s teachings of compassion and inclusivity which are key to living out His mission and purpose.

At Bluefield, our faith and values guide our understanding of the complex diversity of God’s creation as we prepare our students for service and leadership in the global community. The University is committed to creating equal access to educational opportunities for historically underserved populations. We know that our differences enhance and challenge us in new and inventive ways when we work together to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all of its facets.

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Available Services

  • Group training and education opportunities for students, faculty, and staff
  • Awareness activities and exercises such as forums, focus groups, and listening sessions
  • Consultation and collaboration with campus stakeholders
  • Incident reporting
  • Referral services to other campus service providers (Campus Safety, Counseling & Wellness, HR)

The Coordinator for Belonging, along with the Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives Committee, seek to engage the Bluefield community in multicultural curricular and co-curricular development while promoting a variety of campus events that enhance cross-cultural initiatives and celebrate the diversity of God’s creation. This supports the University’s mission of developing servant leaders to impact the world.

Contact Sherelle Morgan, Coordinator for Belonging, at [email protected] or 276.326.4305 to schedule a group training or awareness activity.

Bluefield University is committed to creating and sustaining a campus community where people of all backgrounds can thrive. If you (or someone you know) have experienced a situation that has affected your opportunity to do so, please let us know.

Students, faculty, and staff can report incidents of bias, cultural insensitivity, harassment, discrimination, or social injustice by contacting Sherelle Morgan via email at [email protected], by phone at 276.326.4305, or by submitting the form below. Your incident report can be made anonymously.

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