Diversity is an acknowledgment that American culture is of two genders and multiple origins, languages, races, colors, religions and cultures. Marginalization of female and minority voices has a long history in our nation, and ameliorating such marginalization is a primary task of education and Christian education in particular.
Part of the Church’s mission is to proclaim the gospel to peoples of the earth. The Highlands Institute acknowledges the importance of a biblical theology of “every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9). This means reaching people-groups within our immediate culture and the varied cultures of the world. Crossing ethnic, gender, economic, social, and racial boundaries to accomplish quality theological education is an intentional act of the Highlands Institute.
To this end, the Highlands Institute actively subscribes to a policy of equal education and employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or disability. This policy is informed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Our subscription to this policy in no way compromises our freedom to engage in our educational mission in accordance with the religious and ecclesiastical purposes of this institution. We clearly desire to serve Christ-honoring students of all backgrounds in an ever-expanding and diverse student body, one whose diversity enriches us theologically, spiritually, and pastorally.