The University is in candidate status for accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, allowing it to be listed as an accredited institution.
Its mission statement read as follows: Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is Scripturally disciplined; others-serving; God-loving; Christ-proclaiming; and focused above.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a Christian liberal arts university that inspires and equips individuals to serve the church and impact the world for Jesus Christ.
A fundamentalist Christian University has apologized for racist policies including a one-time ban on interracial dating that wasn't lifted until nine years ago and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971.
Bob Jones University founded in 1927 in South Carolina said its rules on race were shaped by culture instead of the Bible, according to a statement posted Thursday on its Web site. Board of Education ruling found public segregated schools were unconstitutional.
You need to download the 2013-2014 version and read it yourself. People who are adults, and should already be out in the world navigating it, are still being treated the same way a lot of us were when we were in elementary school.
It’s setting up the entire student body for a life of paternalism and authoritarian rule. My mother-in-law called while I was going through it and I summarized some of the handbook.
The university, with about 5,000 students, didn't begin admitting black students until nearly 20 years after the U. "We failed to accurately represent the Lord and to fulfill the commandment to love others as ourselves. Though no known antagonism toward minorities or expressions of racism on a personal level have ever been tolerated on our campus, we allowed institutional policies to remain in place that were racially hurtful," the statement said.