Diversity is an integral part of the Knox experience.
We may be a small college in a Midwestern city, but collective experience encompasses the whole world. Walk across campus and you will see a collage of cultural and ethnic backgrounds in our students and faculty. One in five students is an international or multicultural student. The roster of student-run organizations includes many cultural groups. And the College operates more than 30 programs in 19 countries around the globe, allowing every Knox student the opportunity to experience other cultures and nations firsthand.
Nothing showcases Knox's commitment to a global point of view better than the popular International Fair, an annual event that draws thousands of students and Galesburg citizens to a celebration of the traditions, beliefs, and cultures of other countries.
The Center for Intercultural Life assists all Knox students by:
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.