At Life Pacific University, we recognize that the Kingdom of God is beautiful and diverse, representing people from all countries and cultures. Using the lens of the gospel, The Multicultural Student Organization (MSO) engages the campus community by creating educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to discover and celebrate the uniqueness of various cultures that reflect the beauty and magnificence of God through music, arts, and media. Our goal is to create an environment where the love and respect for God and our neighbors is obvious. According to Deuteronomy 10:18, our mission is to promote biblical justice and activism by defending the cause of the oppressed, including but not limited to orphans, widows, foreigners, and the poor.
The Multi-Cultural Student Organization (MSO) has joined their efforts with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student Development to bring about cultural competency and awareness on a range of topics in relation to biblical unity, diversity, social justice, and reconciliation.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly,
To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?—Micah 6:8
The mission of the Multi-Cultural Student Organization (MSO) is to celebrate the diverse nature of God’s kingdom while providing learning opportunities that help students, faculty, and staff to more effectively do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful, educational cultural experiences throughout their LPU journey. We have a three-fold approach to helping students develop cultural competency:
Cultural education programs allow students to acquire and experience critical knowledge needed to fully understand and focus on the history, practices, and infrastructure of various cultures via lectures, panels, book clubs, and fieldtrips.
These social programs include music and arts performances, entertainment and other multi-ethnic social festivals and social gatherings.
Cultural Development programs address the holistic development of LPU students, with particular emphasis on discipleship, mentorship, coaching, and professional development. They also make important contributions to student understanding, connectedness, and ethos toward a variety of personal cultures and communities.
A gospel focused approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion involves allowing the Holy Spirit to change the hearts of people through the gospel message in such a way that brings about a personal spiritual transformation that results in Christlikeness that serves as the foundation of all diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
A disciple making approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion ensures that community members are becoming followers of Christ by learning to obey everything Jesus has commanded us and understanding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion from a biblical worldview. In short, this involves learning to love God and loving our neighbors.
A mission engaged approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion involves showing mercy to the world by caring for those who are on the margins of society and defending the cause of the oppressed: the orphans, widows, foreigners, and the poor (Psalms 82:3, Deuteronomy 10:18).
Marcus Robinson (Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Faith Tabayoyong (Diversity Student Coordinator)
Benie Gnepe (ASG Diversity Chair)
Elizabeth Snow (Mobilization Team Coordinator)
Anais Macias (MSO Marketing Coordinator)