CBU Statement on Diversity
As a university committed to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) through Christ, California Baptist University (CBU) acknowledges, celebrates and works towards the unity of every nation, tribe, people and language (Revelation 7:9). CBU stands against cultural and ethnic injustice, intolerance, and inequity (Ephesians 2:14-15), while promoting diversity, equity, and access through Biblical justice as described in Matthew 25:35-40. CBU is committed, with a steadfast devotion to the gospel, to be a campus of multicultural and multiethnic diversity that serves as a paragon of equity and access in the context of Biblical justice that compels students, faculty, and staff to love and serve others, including those who are marginalized (Psalm 82:3-4).
CBU is committed to pursuing multicultural and multiethnic diversity, equity, and access through the “Core Four” in the following ways.
Biblically Rooted — CBU believes that the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) is the foundation of a multicultural, multiethnic university. Loving God and loving neighbor are inseparable and are at the heart of ensuring Biblical justice.
Academically Prepared — CBU seeks to demonstrate multicultural and multiethnic diversity within each academic discipline to prepare students for effective and impactful service in the world. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
Equipped to Serve — CBU empowers students, staff, and faculty to love and serve the marginalized and vulnerable of society, understanding that those who do actually love and serve Jesus Christ. (Matthew 25:35-40)
Globally Minded — CBU encourages students, faculty, and staff to be world Christians who recognize, celebrate, and draw upon the wealth of multicultural and multiethnic diversity. The Lancer Nation is a kingdom-minded community, sensitive to and understanding of cultural and ethnic differences and thankful for the blessings that these God-given differences can bring in this life and in eternity. (Revelation 7:9)