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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Inclusion, Access and Diversity staff

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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.

nursing graduate making the shape of a heart with her hands

We have a rich, ethnically diverse community.

The “new majority” of students – the first in their family to earn a degree, receive a Pell Grant, are a U.S. student or color or are a transfer student – make up 61% of Linfield's undergraduate population. 

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Twelve Linfield students inducted into the Tri-Alpha Honor Society in 2022.

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 41% of the 2021 incoming class were first-generation students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree. And that number steadily grows every academic year.

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.