Intercultural and Global Office

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Empowering Kingdom Diversity

As an expression of IWU-Marion’s commitment to Kingdom diversity and belonging, the Intercultural & Global Office is dedicated to celebrating diversity, cultivating belonging, and creating opportunities in our community.

This is accomplished through academic support, student services, co-curricular events & programs. We envision a vibrant and inclusive community distinguished by a culturally responsive curriculum with campus experiences that reflect our commitment to the multicultural Kingdom of God. In short, because we are Wesleyan, we are compelled to be diverse, inclusive, and practice belonging in a manner that represents Jesus.

How We Live Out Our Values

The pursuit of inclusivity and inclusive excellence at IWU-Marion is an institutional commitment shaped by our Wesleyan heritage and beliefs. As such, we explore avenues for inclusive learning, understanding, and development in the classroom, and out, to all students, faculty, and staff. We provide intercultural seminars, trainings, and workshops to aid in our pursuit of inclusive excellence.


The pursuit of educational equity, access and desire to positively impact the success of incoming and current underrepresented groups (students of color, first generation college students, and low-income students) is an institutional distinctive at IWU. 

IGO provides administrative oversight for:

  • Campus Equity Response Team
  • Luther Lee and Multicultural Endowed Scholarships
  • Affinity Groups of diverse/intercultural student groups

IGO also pursues:

  • Participation in campus-wide retention and support committees
  • Ongoing research on Access and Equity for underrepresented and underserved students in higher education
IWU, in covenant with God’s reconciling work and in accordance with the biblical principles of our historic Wesleyan tradition, commits to build a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment for living, teaching and learning, which exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement that exhibits Christ’s commandment to love all humankind.

We empower students, staff, and faculty to carry out Kingdom Diversity

Visit the IGO Student Lounge

The IGO Student Lounge is a space where students can break away and experience a welcoming environment. Students can do their homework, enjoy a snack, engage in conversation, play games with, or watch T.V.

We're located in the Barnes Student Center, Room 254

Student Services


One-on-one mentorship & coaching that encourages, supports, and empowers students in need of academic support, financial guidance, finding a place of belonging, positive mental health strategies, and life skills.  Contact us today!


Workshops that aid students to reach their goals, improve life skills, create opportunities while working with diverse groups, resiliency, civility, intergroup dialogue, and conflict resolution. Check out IGO's Instagram for the latest workshops.

Programs & Events, and Orientations

Co-curricular activities that celebrate diversity, cultivate belonging, and create opportunities while focusing on both internal and external community connections. Check out IGO's Instagram for the latest events.

Luther Lee Co-curricular Experience


Christian leadership development Education of cultural, racial, social, and ethnic identities & differences Community engagement & service.

Check Out Instagram
for Upcoming Events!

Meet the Team

Mario Rangel
Executive Director of Intercultural and Global Office
Mike Miller
Assistant Director of Multicultural Programming
Jonathan Mpanzu
Assistant Director of Multicultural Access and Retention