Wheaton College proudly celebrates ethnically diverse cultures and communities. Diversity in our communities continually enhances our experiences, deepens our knowledge, and influences our campus culture for God's glory.
The Hero: Someone Greater Than Ourselves
The 2023 Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards
The purpose of the Rodney K. Sisco Students' Choice Award is to recognize staff and faculty members who embody the Kingdom-inclusive traits of the late '84, and who have made outstanding contributions towards advancing the purpose and goals of Wheaton’s College Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment.
With Mr. Sisco's legacy in mind, the Award celebrates student-nominated Wheaton College faculty and staff members who champion efforts resulting in greater diversity, Kingdom inclusion, justice, and unity for all Wheaton College community members.
Please enjoy the recording below of this year's ceremony.
People must not only hear about the Kingdom of God, but must see it in actual operation, on a small scale perhaps and in imperfect form, but a real demonstration nevertheless.— Pandita Ramabai (1858 - 1922), Educator and Activist Read More
The Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards
Join us as we celebrate the Annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards Ceremony. Wheaton College takes time each year to honor and value the outstanding diversity work of our faculty and staff.
How We Teach about Gender Roles in the Church at Wheaton College
This information also serves to orient new faculty—especially those who teach in the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies—on Wheaton’s perspective.
People of Honor
As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to the vast experiences of AAPI cultures. AAPI performers use a plethora of genres to express themselves in ways that echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Pandora titled, "People of Honor", to celebrate the creativity, strength, and beauty of the AAPI community. Enjoy this playlist.
We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own Prof. Soh-Hyun Park Altino, Dr. Jennie Oh Brown, Prof. Eurydice Choi, Prof. Diane Chou, Prof. Lilian Chou, Prof. Misook Kim, Prof. Sung Hoon Mo, Prof. Sarah Yeo, and Dr. Gina Yi. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "People of Honor" Pandora playlist. Enjoy the playlist.
Still, there is more to hear and learn from the voices of 48 Asian countries, 25 Pacific Island nations, and other national subcultures found all around the world than the fifty songs in this playlist can convey. The experiences of the AAPI community reach far beyond music. We invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the AAPI treasures that are all around you.
We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.
Enjoy previous playlists listed on the Previous Events page.
Welcome! Join us every month as we read books presenting a variety of perspectives on diversity and inclusion. We encourage people to engage the following resources from an evangelical perspective, as summarized in our Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment.
Wheaton College has created the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment to articulate our firm commitment to "cultivate a grace-filled, Christ-Centered academic community where all members are recognized, loved, and respected [Matthew 22:37-40 and 28:19-20; Revelation 7:9-10]."
The goal of the Flourishing for All: Wheaton College Diversity Strategic Plan was created to build on the Christ-Centered Wheaton College Diversity Commitment Statement by outlining concrete structures and processes to transform individuals and the College. 63 departments contributed 90 plans that model inclusive and equitable approaches for engagement, decision-making, and communication.Learn More
The Office of Intercultural Engagement proudly presents
The Diversity Discussions Web Series
As social justice issues continue to unfold, the Wheaton College Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer, Dr. Sheila Caldwell, has hosted conversations about how these matters have impacted people of color in America.
View the live event replays.
We invite you to learn more about ethnically diverse communities' unique experiences through recommended resources.
Here's what the Wheaton College Staff, Students and Faculty had to say when they were asked to define racial reconciliation.