Center for Global Reconciliation and Cultural Education
Center for GRACE
To promote Christian unity in our college community, particularly with respect to issues of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, and biblical reconciliation.
We are fulfilling our missionthrough engagement, education and service:
Promote inclusive excellence with respect to cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.
Advise and support international students, immigrants, students of color, and children of missionaries in the areas of academic, cultural, spiritual, and personal growth.
Coordinate cultural, social, and spiritual activities that celebrate and nurture students of all racial and cultural backgrounds.
Create educational programs for the entire Northwestern College community that develop cultural competence and understanding for biblical reconciliation by addressing issues of racism and prejudice.
Nurture a Christ-centered campus environment where intentional interaction between cultural and racial groups creates a relationally healthy community.
Collaborate with Residence Life in providing Antioch House, an intentionally diverse community that operates within the biblical guidelines of a covenant agreement for living, learning, and serving together.
Provide education about advising, cultural resources, and both pre-departure and re-entry support services for students studying in another culture/country.
Work closely with ethnic and multicultural churches to foster partnerships and dialogue for mutual service and learning.
History In 1993, the Office of Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Campus (REDOC) opened to encourage recruitment and retention of students of color, and support for international students and students of missionary parents (MKs). In 2010, the Office of Intercultural Unity officially changed its name to the Center for Global Reconciliation and Cultural Education (C-GRACE) in order to more fully reflect its mission and the services provided.
Click here to view the International Student Handbook.
David Fenrick, Ph.D. Director of C-GRACE Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Studies Adjunct Professor of Communication