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Diversity & Inclusivity


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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We believe that you learn the most from the people least like you. 

Knox College is rooted in an historic commitment to social justice and to access to education for all qualified students. Today, Knox is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with a campus community that includes a wide array of races, ethnicities, ages, cultures, backgrounds, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, and beliefs.

Our First-Year Experience represents Knox's goal of becoming a truly inclusive community, one in which all students, faculty, and staff are treated with respect and can fully participate in every educational opportunity the College offers.The foundation of a Knox education is open and honest discussions in and out of the classroom. We're not afraid of tackling the difficult questions: What does it mean to be a truly inclusive community? How do we guarantee that all members of our community are treated with respect? How can we as a community address the issues that are shaping our world?  

The introduction of Intergroup Dialogue to the academic program provides students, faculty, and staff with tools needed to explore the hard questions and to communicate openly and honestly with each other. The Center for Intercultural Life works to meet the needs and concerns of Knox's multicultural students, and the Office of International Student Services helps our students from around the world adjust to life and college in new country. And our active student clubs and organizations and cultural centers help students celebrate the heritage and traditions of all members of the Knox community.

Knox students are passionately committed to advocating for issues of social justice on campus and beyond. And we are committed to making sure their lived experiences reflect the College's values and ideals.

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Once after winning the Democratic nomination to the US Senate, next as a commencement speaker in 2005 and lastly, in July 2013 to address the economy.

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