The university feels that the students from different countries add vital balance to the community, and also an academic perspective approach. The university is a Christian, liberal arts university which is open to all genders, faiths, and backgrounds. The university welcomes international students and also values the perspectives, experiences, and gifts that they bring.
- The university is committed to providing support to international students emotionally, culturally, and spiritually when they transition to a Canadian university setting. The self-understanding of the university as a church-related university is grounded in the relationships of trust along with the commitment to open dialogue and inquiry.
- The mission statement of the university takes shape through an array of programs, projects, conversations, and commitments. The statement of the university names the story of God's transforming work through Jesus Christ as the heartbeat of the service and reconciliation through which the faculty, students, graduates, and the surrounding community participate in the church and society.
- Canadian Mennonite University scholarships include the Otto Klassen Media Scholarship, J.B. Toews Historical Commission Scholarship, and Anne & Al Loewen Creative Prize.