Diversity and Inclusion

At Abilene Christian University, we believe our differences are advantages. We foster a community that respects and values a breadth of cultural backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Our Christian values set the foundation of our mission which is “To train students for Christian leadership and service around the world.” The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action are working together to create bridges for learning and growth.

Together these provide educational opportunities that engage faculty, staff and students by having dialogue and encouraging self-exploration and advocacy. Our aim is to create a campus community that provides those from all walks of life an opportunity and desire to remain connected to the university’s core value, which is to live Christ-centered lives in a community that affirms their identity.

Dr. Billy Curl and Larry Bonner, successful 1964 ACU graduates who helped integrate ACU in 1962.

Learn about Dr. Billy Curl and Larry Bonner, successful 1964 ACU graduates who helped integrate ACU in 1962. Their alma mater celebrated them on the 50th anniversary of their enrollment, and this issue of ACU Today magazine looks back at the challenges they overcame, and their historic accomplishment.

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