GTU Statement on Diversity

The GTU, an academic and faith community, is committed to valuing difference, affirming individual uniqueness, and encouraging alternative points of view within an educational and working environment of mutual respect and discipline. The GTU is committed to trust and dialogue.

This commitment requires that as a consortium and as individuals, we aggressively challenge:

(1) social, intellectual, and theological perspectives which intentionally and unintentionally exclude;

(2) behavior based on prejudice; and

(3) images that ignore, demean, and denigrate.

The GTU seeks to live out its mission in the context of a commitment to diversity as it educates scholars for vocations of ministry and scholarship, equips leaders for a future of diverse religions and cultures, teaches patterns of faith that nurture justice and peace, and serves as an educational and theological resource for local communities, the nation, and the world.