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Inclusion, Access and Diversity

Office of Inclusion, Access and Diversity staff

Welcome to Linfield University!

Linfield University takes pride in always striving to create an environment that honors academic freedom, celebrates diverse cultures, fosters a climate of mutual respect, and promotes an inclusive environment that affirms the value of all people.

celebrating diversity

We have a rich, ethnically diverse community.

The 2019-2020 First-Year class is composed of 40% U.S. students of color. Overall, 34% of our students (in McMinnville, Portland, and OCE) are U.S. students of color.

View class profile

Diversity is measured by more than ethnicity.

The fabric of our community is made up of individuals who vary in age, sexual orientation, religion, color, culture and economic class. In addition, we are excited that 39% of this year’s incoming class are first-generation students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree.

First-generation resources

...“engage [in] thoughtful dialogue in a climate of mutual respect, and honor the rich texture of diverse cultures and varied ways of understanding.” 

Linfield's mission of Connecting Learning, Life and Community

Diversity is at the heart of the liberal arts education found at Linfield. 

We are committed to creating a diverse community that reflects the magnificent variety of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ideas that make up our country and our world. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff who wish to be part of our efforts.