Concordia University offers students, faculty, and the community opportunities to participate with us as we cultivate a community of meaningful, Christ-centered belonging. Below, learn more about several of our key initiatives.

Special Committee on Diversity and Belonging

In 2020, Concordia University established the special committee as part of our comprehensive strategic planning effort. The committee exists to ensure CUWAA achieves its foundational responsibility to meaningfully increase opportunities for all Concordians to encounter meaningful engagement and to discover and use their God-given gifts as part of the Concordia community. This group represents a cross-section of academic, administrative, and operational leaders and convenes monthly to achieve its work for CUWAA.

Office of Multicultural Engagement

Established in 2019, the OME operates on both the Wisconsin and the Ann Arbor campuses. The OME advances the value for diversity as a transformational outcome within the context of the Lutheran Christian university. The OME regularly offers programs, training, events, and activities that equip students, faculty, and staff to be catalysts for Christ-led change within their contexts and communities.

Learn more about the Office of Multicultural Engagement.

Moved With Compassion

At Concordia University Wisconsin, we aim “to champion access and opportunity for all learners.” Moved with Compassion is an interdisciplinary committee of faculty and staff who support this strategic vision through its mission to create an inclusive campus by increasing disability awareness, improving accessibility, and promoting acceptance of all God’s people at Concordia University (Luke 14:12-14).  Our committee has teamed up with a task force of CUW students for annual events aimed to promote an inclusive campus. In 2019, we completed fundraising for push plates to automatically open the Field House doors.

Black Student Union

Concordia University Black Student Union (BSU) exists to help all students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. We do this by intentionally setting up a support system allowing students space to learn, teach, vent, give back to the community, be challenged, and get their cultural needs met.

Learn more about Concordia's Black Student Union.

Dr. Rosa J. Young Opportunity Endowment
Scholarship support to students of color - especially African-American students - who are studying to be future pastors, teachers, and other church workers within the LCMS. Learn more at the blog.
Bethesda College

Bethesda College of Applied Learning provides students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to turn their dreams of a college education into a reality. Set in the safe, inclusive university environment of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), we prepare students for independent adult living by providing them a full range of college and life experiences.

Learn more about Bethesda College.

Concordia International Center

Concordia welcomes hundreds of students from all over the word. Our diverse global students are a significant part of the Concordia community and the CIC is our international campus hub.

Learn more about our programs at our international website.

Study Abroad

Offering more than 500 programs in 48 different countries, Concordia students have so many opportunities to experience new places and people with Concordia’s Study Abroad program. Expand your horizons and perspective, and get professional benefits from exposure to new cultures.

Learn more about Studying Abroad.