2023-2024 Catalog


Intercultural and Global Office

As an expression of IWU-Marion’s commitment to inclusive excellence and international education, the Intercultural and Global Office (IGO) dedicates itself to developing “global citizens” on campus that promote spaces of belonging, equity, and inclusion in our communities and beyond. Through academic support, student services, and co-curricular programs, we envision a vibrant and inclusive community distinguished by a culturally responsive curriculum with campus experiences that reflect our commitment to the global and multicultural Kingdom of God.

As an office, we value:

  1. Curiosity—to humbly enable us to learn from others
  2. Conversation—to mercifully enter relationship with others
  3. Community—the fruit of justly walking alongside others

As an office, we serve the residential campus by providing:

1. Co-curricular support for diversity and inclusion learning and development
The pursuit of inclusivity and inclusive excellence at IWU-Marion is an institutional commitment shaped by our Wesleyan heritage and beliefs. As such, we explore avenues for inclusive learning, understanding, and development in the classroom, and out, to all students, faculty, and staff. We provide intercultural seminars, trainings, and workshops to aid in our pursuit of inclusive excellence. Some of the initiatives in this area are:

  • Council for Inclusive Excellence (Administrative Group)
  • The Intercultural Fellows (Faculty Group)
  • The Intercultural Ambassadors (Student Group)
  • Koinonia, Association of Minority Students (Student Organizations)
  • Transition to American College Living - TACL (Orientation)
  • Passport to Culture; The Day of Courageous Conversations; Love Revolution (Events & Programming)

2. Administrative oversight and academic support for multicultural students and scholarships, educational access, retention, and campus climate. The pursuit of educational equity, access and desire to positively impact the success of incoming and current underrepresented groups (students of color, first generation college students, and low-income students) is an institutional distinctive at IWU. As such, initiatives in this functional area of operation include the following:

  • Administrative oversight of the Campus Equity Response Team
  • Administrative oversight of the Luther Lee and Multicultural Endowed Scholarships
  • Participation in campus wide retention and support committees
  • Ongoing research on Access and Equity for underrepresented and underserved students in higher Education
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