Diversity at Brebeuf Jesuit
Brebeuf Jesuit seeks to produce graduates who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice. In pursuit of this goal, a diverse student body becomes part of the educational experience, better preparing students to work in an increasingly multicultural world, one in which local, national and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious or linguistic differences.
The Brebeuf Jesuit mission statement and core values both acknowledge the place of diversity within the life of the school…Diversity at Brebeuf Jesuit is about more than just demographics; it’s about being a place where all are welcomed and affirmed as reflections of the God who is in all things.
As such, Brebeuf Jesuit’s diversity initiatives and programs enhance the life of the school, contributing to an open, accepting, and rich environment. The motivation to reach out to people of all kinds and every part of the world is fundamental to the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit secondary school, Brebeuf Jesuit continues this tradition.
Freezell Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Freezell Brown is Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Brebeuf Jesuit, and he has led the diversity efforts of the school since 1993. As director, he develops multicultural programming, manages ongoing projects related to multiple aspects of Brebeuf’s life, and facilitates the school’s partnership relationships with organizations and groups in the larger community. Freezell is currently a member of the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana, the ISACS (Independent School Association of Central States) Equity and Justice Committee, and the JSEA (Jesuit Secondary Education Association) Diversity Conference. He is the former national chair of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association Diversity Conference, past chair of the Indianapolis Area Private Schools Diversity Consortium, and past board member for Global Gifts, local business supporting artisans in the developing world. Before Brebeuf, he was a YMCA program director, trainer for Training, Inc. and the Minister with Youth and Community Outreach for North United Methodist Church. He regularly consults with Jesuit and independent schools regionally and nationally on diversity and multicultural education issues.
Freezell holds a bachelors degree from Carroll College, a masters degree in religious education from Christian Theological Seminary, and a M.T.S. in social ethics from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary. He completed his teacher certification through Indiana University and did postgraduate work through the University of San Diego and Walden University. He is a published writer and a serious musician.