2011 EMU peacebuilding graduate Janelle Freed

“A top Iranian leader spoke in my ‘Exploring Conflict and Peace’ class when I was a first-year! We asked so many questions. It helped me visualize those affected by the American-Iran conflict. It was humbling and enlightening.”

-Janelle Freed
Sustainability at EMU We snapped this photo of Janelle, a 2011 peacebuilding graduate, during a passionate discussion on sustainability on campus. She was a founding member of the Creation Care Council, student government officer, chapel leader, and more. She now works for Project Peacemakers.

Find Your Purpose

Discover your purpose in life at a Christian university that includes people from diverse cultures and faith traditions. Rooted in the contemporary Mennonite values of community, sustainability, service to others and peacemaking, EMU’s rigorous academics prepare graduates to excel in their field and serve the common good.

Grow in Your Faith

Feed your mind, body and spirit with hands-on experiences and programs that will challenge you to deepen your faith. University-wide chapel services twice a week, Sunday evening student-led worship, Bible studies in residence halls, prayer partners for mutual support, classroom discussions that wrestle with ethics, values and world views… these are just some of the ways undergraduate students grow as followers of Jesus on campus.

Not Mennonite? About one third of the undergraduate student body is Mennonite. Dozens of other denominations and faith traditions are part of the EMU family. More than 50 countries are represented on campus.

Meet Others Who Share Your Values

EMU’s core values are woven into classroom and coffeehouse conversations, chapel services, academic dialogues, and even downtime in the dorms. Come be challenged to think about how your faith and values connect with choices you make every day… from the food you eat, to the products you purchase, the way you interact with all of God’s people, and the professional goals you establish.

Join a Caring Community

A caring community with common values and goals is here to support you. Professors are mentors, who walk with you through your learning experience and into your chosen vocation. First-year students are part of a “transitions” group, which meets multiple times each week to support each other and process the new experiences of college life.

An innovative life coaching program offers (free) one-on-one personalized coaching and mentoring to support you in college life.