Before I started working at CLU, I knew very little about the university. I had two friends who worked here who were out and in a relationship.
"Still," I thought, "This is a Christian university. How tolerant can it be towards gay people like myself?"
At the time this was a big concern for me. I had only been out for less than a year at this time and felt that I couldn't be who I was at my previous employer. My friends convinced me to get over the stereotypes I had about all Christian institutions being closed-minded and I applied for a position here.
I got that position and have found an open, supportive, educational home in CLU for over 9 years now. I have always felt welcome here, and as a result I look at people of faith in a different way. Because of CLU I also continue to learn and grow as a human being.
She ended up being one of my best student workers and would tell all students who got homesick of her adventure here.
We are freed to be servants to the mission of the University and the students who attend CLU
My arrival here was meant to be and God's way of lifting me from a not so great place I was in.
I think this is one of CLU’s strong points- there were always faculty members encouraging us to press on.
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