Our Approach

In our pursuit of beloved community, we privilege listening and learning from all.  “Bearing one another’s burdens” is a part and parcel of what it means to love Christ (Galatians 6:2). Accordingly, by engaging in truthful discussion as we address both interpersonal and systemic discrimination, we ensure the University remains a respectful learning environment and workplace for students, staff, and faculty. Nurturing this kind of environment will build our capacity to equip the TWU community to navigate new situations and develop leaders capable of creating meaningful change in a global society.

Our team is stewarding this commitment through collaborative work across the TWU community, developing an interconnected system to holistically integrate inclusion in every area of the University. We desire each person to recognize how the Triune God sees and loves them. As a team, we value and affirm the dignity, value, and potential of every member of our community.

As a global Christian university, TWU is privileged to welcome students from over 90 different countries. Our students come from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds. Our many different life experiences dramatically enhance the learning and living experience of the University as a whole: our diversity is something to be treasured, honoured, and received as a blessing. 

Our goal is to promote a consistent atmosphere of inclusion and belonging at TWU by establishing a shared commitment to diversity and equity founded in the truth of the gospel. Christ came to save, reconcile, and equip all people (Rev. 7:9), and the incredible array of gifts God has given us is evidence of his creativity, beauty, and love of diversity. 

As followers of Christ, we have a mandate to carry the message of Christ’s reconciliation of all. Understanding and accepting the gift of reconciliation motivates us to participate in God’s renewal of all things. In explaining this, the Apostle Paul gives the directive, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us” (2 Cor 5:20). We embrace the call to demonstrate lives of humility, patience, and love (Eph 4:2). Our desire is for every student and employee to experience an atmosphere of Christlike care, service, unity, and authenticity.