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Wilton Gregory is the First African American Cardinal

Over the weekend, archbishop of Washington D.C., Wilton Gregory became the first African-American cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.  Alongside Gregory, Pope Francis raised 12...

Building Success

Schools design inclusive spaces where students can find support, fellowship Too often, campus spaces are designed without specific groups or identities in mind. Yet considering...

University of North Florida Fosters Students’ Development by Providing Opportunities for...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

Colleges Forced to Address Rise in Anti-Muslim, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric on Campuses

In 2015, Virginia Tech police responded to a threat — made via graffiti in a campus bathroom — to “kill all Muslims” on a...

Penn State’s Diversity Inspires a Thriving Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

California Bill Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Students at Religious Colleges Loses...

The author of a controversial bill meant to protect the rights of LGBTQ college students agreed Wednesday to remove a key provision of the...

Study Reveals Disconnect Between Students’ Expectations, Attitudes on Religious Diversity

The majority of college freshmen believe their colleges should be welcoming of individuals from diverse religious backgrounds, a new survey reveals; however, those same...

Wheaton College Adopts Diversity Requirement After Months of Controversy

After several months of controversy over former Provost Stanton Jones’ decision to fire tenured professor Larycia Hawkins for donning a hijab — a show...

Founded on Social Justice, DePaul Serves as a Haven for...

DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., has long been an institution representative of diversity and inclusion. The school was founded in 1898 by the Congregation...

20 Years of Leadership: LGBTQ Student Group Celebrates Anniversary at Loyola...

Catholicism has not traditionally been seen as a home for the LGBTQ community. Even after considering Pope Francis’ more progressive views in recent years,...

Colleges Exit Christian Association to Avoid Split Over Same-Sex Marriage Policy

Goshen College in Indiana and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Va., have voluntarily withdrawn from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)...

American Universities Offer Opportunities for Syrian Students, but Resources Are Drying...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, 7.6 million...

Study to Track Students’ Changing Attitudes About Faith and Diversity

A new long-term study aims to track changes in students’ attitudes and behaviors in regard to faith and diversity using surveys. This fall, incoming freshmen...

The Abercrombie Case, Dress Codes, and Religious Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, color, race, national origin, and religion. The law’s protections...

Sikh Student Wins Right to Enroll in ROTC, Maintain Beard and...

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh is not required to shave his beard, cut his hair, or stop...

College Students Less Religious, More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage, Study Shows

A growing number of U.S. college students show no religious preference, according to a 2014 survey conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles’...

Preparing for and Supporting Muslim Students on Campus

Elon University takes pride in its origins in the traditions of the United Church of Christ. That heritage equips us to value civil and...

Bipartisan Summit Aims to Make Poverty a Pressing Moral Issue

President Obama joined a liberal professor and a conservative economist this week at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty, held at Georgetown University,...

Student Group Addresses Role of Spirituality in Medicine

In dealing with a health crisis, patients will often turn to their religious beliefs and practices to help them cope. Yet many physicians and...

Calendar Conflicts

As religious diversity grows on campus, so do potential conflicts between holidays and university events A few weeks after the start of fall classes this...