Reflecting the variety and richness of God's kingdom
At Messiah we talk a lot about the importance of community, and we practice it by modeling genuine hospitality and service to each other and to those outside our campus community. Our goal is to bring together students from different backgrounds who reflect the variety and richness within God’s kingdom. We continually learn from each other—through both our similarities and differences—which promotes a vital, intercultural educational experience.
Multicultural and international students are an integral part of Messiah’s community and campus life. In addition to U.S. students from a variety of racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, Messiah College welcomes students from more than 27 different countries.
Programming through Messiah’s Intercultural Office creates safe, transformative learning environments and opportunities for students to engage the world as reconcilers and servant leaders.
The purpose of Multicultural Programs at Messiah College is to meet the unique needs of domestic underrepresented students and to support them in achieving personal growth and success, while providing educational programs, services and resources that promote racially, ethnically, culturally and globally diverse, safe and transformative learning environments for all members of the college community.
We exist to understand and meet the unique needs of international, missionary and transcultural students at Messiah by providing services, programs and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community.
Inclusive excellence calls for the development of comprehensive institution-wide policies that promote educational excellence through the pursuit of diversity in the learning environment, curriculum, and teaching.