Multnomah University strives to be an educational institution where any student can flourish and find an equal opportunity for success by treating all people with love, respect, dignity, and fairness. We affirm the uniqueness of each person in regard to age, race, nationality, gender, socio-economic status, ability, or faith denomination. Consistent with our core values, we aim to develop an intentionally diverse, Christian, academic community so that we can realize our full potential for excellence in learning and serving.
Over 35 Denominations & Traditions
It may surprise you to learn that Multnomah does not have a denominational allegiance or heritage. While many Bible institutes and colleges were founded by denominations, we were founded simply as a school of the Bible. The Multnomah University community celebrates over 35 different denominations and traditions of our faculty, staff, and students with countless theological distinctions and positions as well.
Cultivating Diverse Perspectives
We value the diversity of traditions in our learning community. Our professors dialogue from different perspectives or traditions. Our students hear from other traditions in order to better understand and respect their peers from different denominations. Instead of deepening tribalism, our conversations in class and on campus wrestle with Scripture honestly, respect other points of view and deepen understanding.
Increasing Gospel Impact
While we all examine our frameworks in order to see Scripture more clearly, no one is asked to leave behind their tradition or culture. When a Multnomah student returns to their church or enters a new one they will be able to discuss other perspectives with intellectual integrity, empathy and love for neighbor, and Scripture. For the sake of the gospel, we do not reject other cultures, traditions, or perspectives.
Learn more about our Inclusive Development Initiatives like the Multicultural Center, the Voices Club, Mosaic Week, and more.
The Multnomah Difference
Why choose Multnomah? Multnomah University exists to help you tap into your own potential and equip you to pursue your calling. Take a look at some of our favorite things about MU and discover how you can become a part of the Multnomah family.
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