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John Brown University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2000 W. University St.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
Phone
(479) 524-9500
Email address
jbuinfo@jbu.edu
School Information
"John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2019), JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 38 states and 53 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including engineering, nursing, family and human services, biology, graphic design and construction management" (Source: https://www.linkedin.com/school/john-brown-university/).
General Information
John Brown University has created an Office of Diversity. In addition, the university instituted a Campus Diversity Planning Committee. A Reconciliation Studies Minor was formed. The university offers a few courses discussing diversity and race. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • One project of the Office of Diversity is "offering a colloquium course for students to ask and learn about diversity."
  • John Brown University has created a Reconciliation Studies Minor which "will equip students with an interdisciplinary, Christ-centered approach towards justice, equity, and inclusion of all people."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • On February 25, 2019, JBU released an article which highlighted "a seminar in August on how to make your course syllabi more diverse."
Resources
  • JBU states that, "Committed to strengthening diversity on campus, JBU established the Office of Diversity, led by Dr. Ted Song, Chief Diversity Officer. The office, in conjunction with the Diversity Committee, coordinates various efforts on campus that encourage and celebrate the diversity of God’s kingdom."
  • The school states that, "The JBU Campus Diversity Planning Committee is devoted to cultivating a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought, experience and expression are valued, respected, welcomed and celebrated. The committee honors our diversity statement, serving as a campus resource to provide vision, information, advocacy and coordination for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions."
  • The school has created the Multicultural Organization of Students Active In Christ, which is a "student-led organization intended to create unity among the minority students on the JBU campus."
  • JBU refers students to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities for "diversity-related resources for higher education."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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