Assisting Faculty and Staff in Their Efforts to Nurture Diversity

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence serves as a resource for the implementation and nurturing of campus-wide diversity-sensitive learning environments, equipping faculty and staff for effective student learning engagement.

Vision for the Center

The vision of Azusa Pacific University’s Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence is an inclusive university environment within which all students, staff, faculty, and administrators thrive. The center fosters APU’s commitment to inclusive excellence through the development and facilitation of diversity initiatives, and supports faculty and staff through various professional development opportunities designed to advance social justice through increasing access, opportunity, equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of university life.

News & Features

  • Professor Black Goes to Hollywood

    Lionsgate interviewed Gary Black Jr., Ph.D., associate professor in the Honors College, about the Christian themes in The Shack, their film adaptation of the bestselling novel, for a special feature that appears on the recently released DVD.

  • Glendora Unified Partners with APU to offer Guaranteed Admission and $10,000 Scholarships

    Glendora Unified School District and Azusa Pacific University are joining together to create a pathway to college for Glendora High School students, including guaranteed admittance to APU and a $10,000 renewable scholarship.

  • Justice For All

    As citizens increasingly call for justice and accountability in the actions of criminal justice professionals, many positive steps can help raise the bar, such as training, technology, higher education requirements, and accountability for wrongdoers.


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