Kingdom Diversity

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic institution in the Wesleyan Church, striving to be a diverse learning community reflecting the world in which we live.  There is unique energy at IWU which is a beautiful blend of academic excellence, innovation, purpose, and faith.  Born out of a tradition of social activism for women’s rights and the abolition of slavery, the Wesleyan Church is committed to growing IWU as a multicultural institution. 

The primary value for Indiana Wesleyan University is Christlikeness. The challenge to follow Christ compels us to pursue a personal and professional lifestyle of commitment, leadership, service, stewardship, innovation, and diversity.  A truly great Christian university cultivates and sustains a community culture that values, challenges, and supports all of its members.

The work of becoming a community that reflects and promotes the diversity of God’s Kingdom is personally rewarding and enriching.  More importantly, a truly great Christian university will not be diverse as a matter of duty, or simply as a happenstance of changing demographics. Instead, a great Christian university will recognize that diversity of experience, thought and culture is essential for transformational learning.

Diversity and equality are deeply embedded in the heritage of both the University and Church. Indiana Wesleyan University stands ready - with the resources and the passion - to equip future generations of learners with skills they will need to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. 

IWU Welcomes New Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 23, 2022 (Marion, IN) – Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) announced today that it promoted Dr. Karen A. Dowling as its new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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