Purpose StatementAnderson University MOSAIC Committee
"Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building."
(Rom. 14:19, NRSV)
The MOSAIC Committee is a team of faculty, staff, and students serving as a resource to university leadership toward realization of the institutional Diversity vision, which is:
To be an institution in which all recognize that the only way to achieve our vision is to be the kind of place where persons of diverse races, socio-economic backgrounds, political opinions, and religious experiences feel that they are fully welcomed and invited to be part of the community.
With deliberation, the diversity committee chose the name MOSAIC to uniquely demonstrate our campus commitment to infuse the AU culture with intercultural competence. The acronym for MOSAIC stands for:
M – Multicultural
O – Opportunities to
S – Strategically
A – Actualize
I – Intercultural
C - Competence
The Mosaic Committee’s purpose is as follows:
We will support the university’s intention to graduate students with a global perspective who have the adequate knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to interact in a meaningful way with people whose lives have been shaped by cultures different from our own.
We understand our efforts are undertaken within the context of a Christ-centered institution. Ours’ is a foundation based on a rich church heritage, rooted in Biblical reconciliation and Christian unity. Within this context, we will model and promote a work-learning environment in which all persons feel welcomed and affirmed on the journey toward intercultural competence.