At Goshen College, we seek to understand, engage and live with difference. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion strives to build an intercultural community of practice that takes students, faculty, staff and community members deeper than multicultural or cross-cultural models of community.
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Goshen is home to one of the oldest semester-long study abroad programs in the country (Study-Service Term), emphasizing total cultural immersion and service in a developing country. In addition, students can take global courses on campus or three-week intensive courses around the country and the world.
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ON MARCH 4, 1969, Daniel (Dan) Leatherman ’58, associate professor of political science, sent a three-page resignation letter to President Paul Mininger ’34. Leatherman had distinguished himself academically as an undergrad and after studying at the University of Chicago, he returned to join the GC faculty in 1963.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Goshen College a highly competitive $3 million Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) grant that will propel the institution’s efforts to support student success and close the equity gap over the next five years.
Goshen College recently announced the hire of four new campus leaders: Aja Ellington, director of diversity, equity and inclusion; Jeshua Franklin, executive director of the Music Center; Jen Shenk, campus pastor; and Heather Zile, director of admissions.
Isacc Hernandez ’13, an academic counselor, shares his journey from struggling college student to transformed alumnus to thriving employee.
Jakyra Green, a junior English education major from Elkhart, won the 2023 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest at Goshen College with her speech titled “The privilege of peace.” This feature is a written adaptation of her speech.