UCC Related Schools

UCC Related Schools

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A Directory of Schools Related to the United Church of Christ (pdf)

Full Member Colleges & Universities

Beloit College
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511

Beloit College was founded in 1846. The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, founded in 1893 as a teaching museum which promotes hands-on interdisciplinary and international approaches to anthropological learning; and the Wright Museum of Art, a state of the art performing arts complex and research labs equipped with advanced technology.

Carleton College
One South College St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Carleton College was founded in 1866. One hallmark of Carleton’s curriculum is its Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative that is committed to developing campus-wide culture of appreciation for quantitative evidence in the evaluation, construction and communication of arguments in public, professional and personal life. Another emphasis is the Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) which is an approach to education that focuses on community-based learning, research and service learning.

Catawba College
Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Catawba College was founded in 1851 and moved to its present location in 1925. The school has an outstanding program in Environmental Science and is home to the Center for the Environment and an ecological preserve. Catawba boasts a strong program in the performing arts, especially theater. In addition, it is home to the Lilly Center for Vocation and Values and requires all students to participate in the exploration of how vocation and values intersect. Catawba offers strong extracurricular programs and championship athletic teams.

Cedar Crest College
100 College Dr.
Allentown, PA 18104

Cedar Crest was founded in 1867 and offers a liberal arts education that prepares women for leadership and service. Its campus is a nationally registered arboretum with more than 130 species of trees. Its Lifelong Learning program, which is open to women and men, has a 41-year tradition of excellence and serves more than 1000 adult learners. Cedar Crest offers graduate programs in education, nursing and forensic science.

Chamberlain College of Nursing
6150 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

First established in 1889, the school evolved from a diploma school of nursing to a college of nursing, offering both an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. The mission of Chamberlain College of Nursing is to provide quality and innovative health care education programs that emphasize service, accountability and integrity. Chamberlain College of Nursing is owned and operated by DeVry, Inc. and continues to recognize ties to the UCC that “honor the spiritual and historical foundations provided by the Deaconess Sisters … in the provision of educational programs.” It has campuses in Downers Grove and Addison, IL; Columbus, OH; Jacksonville, FL; Phoenix, AZ; and St. Louis, MO.

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Founded in 1861 with ties to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Chapman is one of the oldest private universities in California. Known for its blend of liberal arts and professional programs, Chapman University encompasses seven schools and colleges: George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, College of Educational Studies, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Law, College of Performing Arts and Schmid College of Science. Chapman enrolls more than 6,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students. The university's mission is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. The school is focused on the “four pillars” of a Chapman education: the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of life. Chapman became an affiliate UCC school in 2010.

Defiance College
701 North Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512

Defiance College was founded in 1850 as Defiance Female Seminary and became known as Defiance College in 1903. The school’s mission is to provide a liberal and practical education and is nationally recognized for its Freshmen Seminar and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity explores global issues; wide-ranging service learning opportunities are offered.

Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122

Dillard University was founded in 1869 and is a private, historically black university. Dillard University is also the only university in the United States that is a partner in the Melton Foundation, offering inter-cultural training, leadership development, and global education through symposia, travel, online activities, project grants, and social service in China, Chile, Germany, India and the United States. Dillard also offers a Japanese Studies program. The student population is diverse, interracial and international.

Doane College
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

Doane College was founded in 1872 and is Nebraska’s first private liberal arts college. Doane is spread over three campuses—in Crete and non-residential campuses in Lincoln and Grand Island. The Hansen Leadership Program (HLP) is rooted in a set of core values: inclusiveness, empowerment, service, accountability, integrity and being proactive. The Liberal Arts Seminar for first-year students emphasizes critical reading and thinking as well as service learning opportunities.

Drury University
900 Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Drury University was founded in 1873. All students must complete the core curriculum of the Global Perspectives 21, an interdisciplinary program which focuses on critical thinking, and the exploration of values and ethical issues. The school also offers the Alpha Seminar which provides new students with faculty mentors who help make the transition from high school to as they explore US American cultural traditions. The college includes the Hammons School of Architecture.

Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Elmhurst College was founded in 1871. The Niebuhr Center’s Callings for the Common Good is an academic program which encourages social engagement and thoughtful analysis of the common good for faith motivated students whatever their religious background or spiritual beliefs. The program guides and supports students in any major who are considering a calling to service professions or ministry.

Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244

Elon University was founded in 1889. The school sponsors a number of leadership fellows programs which include faculty mentoring and housing options such as living-learning communities. The Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership focuses on experiential education which prepares students for entrepreneurial success. On Tuesdays, students, faculty and staff gather for refreshments during “College Coffee.” In addition, Elon offers a lively performing arts program.

Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37208

Fisk University was founded in 1866 and is one of six UCC historically black colleges. Fisk has produced a number of scholars and civic leaders including W.E.B. DuBois (social critic and co-founder of the NAACP), Booker T. Washington (educator and founder of the Tuskegee University, Aaron Douglas (artist and faculty member), and literary giants including James Weldon Johnson and Nikki Giovanni. Today, the University’s Molecular Spectroscopy Research Laboratory is internationally respected and the physics laboratories have contributed to the US space programs. Fisk University was the first of the historically black colleges to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic association. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are internationally renowned.

Franklin & Marshall College
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

Franklin & Marshall College founded in … as …and merged to become one institution. It is a residential liberal arts learning community with a diverse and international student body. A large percentage of the student body do volunteer work in the Lancaster community.

Grinnell College
PO Box 805
Grinnell, IA 50112

Grinnell College was founded in… and has consistently been named one of the best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The student population is diverse and international and the college sits on 130 acres. The college offers pre-professional preparation for medicine, business, dentistry, law and engineering. All students engage in a first-semester study that includes research and writing tutorials.

Heidelberg University
310 East Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Heidelberg University was founded in 1850. Its unique programs include The Center for Historic and Military Archaeology, an academic research and experiential learning program that focuses on historic and military archaeology and cultural research, and the National Center for Water Quality Research which is a leader in surface water and groundwater research in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Heidelberg also sponsors the American Junior Year program at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany – the oldest exchange program between an American college and a German university.

Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

Hood College was founded in … as a residential liberal arts and sciences college for women. The college enrolls male commuting students and offers coeducational graduate programs. The educational program focuses on the integration of liberal and professional learning in a student-centered environment. The student population is diverse and international in scope.

Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702

Huston-Tillotson University was founded in 1875 and is Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning. It is a historically black university with a strong international and interracial presence. An important component at Huston-Tillotson is the First Year Experience that helps students make a good transition from high school to University life and assigns incoming students a Peer Advisor, a returning student who serves as mentor. The First Year Experience also includes a seminar course called University 102.

Illinois College
1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Illinois College was founded in 1829 and is the first college in Illinois to grant degrees. The College sponsors several cultural programs. The BreakAway Program offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to study in places such as Costa Rica, England, Germany, Japan, Spain, a Civil Rights Tour of the South, a Tropical Ecology in the Florida Keys and a Literary Exploration of Australia and New Zealand. The Intercultural Exchange Program sends students to and receives students from the Ritsumeikan University of Kyoto, Japan. The College also sponsors language houses for students who pledge to speak only in the language of the house and work with other students and faculty to create cultural programs; the two language houses are Spanish and German.

Lakeland College
PO Box 359
Sheboygan, WI 53082

Lakeland College was founded in 1862 and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. A diverse and international student body explores interdisciplinary work, engages the natural world through scientific inquiry and studies the forces (historical, social, and cultural) that have shaped the US and the international community. The curriculum includes opportunities to reflect on the role of religion, ethics, arts and culture in a changing world.

LeMoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126

LeMoyne-Owen College was founded in … and is the result of a merger of LeMoyne College and Owen College in 1968. It is a private, historically black college that is multiracial and international in scope. Campus life is enriching because of opportunities to serve the local community, lectures, art exhibits, films, dramatic presentations, concerts and sporting events.

Northland College
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806

Northland College was founded in 1906. It offers programs that affirm relationship with the environment because of its proximity to Lake Superior and the Chequamegon National Forest. Some of its programs include Environmental Studies, Outdoor Education, Conflict & Peace Studies, and Native American Studies.

Olivet College
320 South Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076

Olivet College was founded in 1844 and focuses on the student as individual. Most classes meet twice each week. Wednesdays are for service learning, portfolio assessment, Lecture & Symposium events, and learning communities. The college emphasizes the importance of character, competence, and career.

Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Pacific University was founded in … Its undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum with emphasis on cultures and languages. It also offers the Peace & Con lict Program as well as Japanese and Chinese language instruction. The Pacific Outback program provides opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty and wilderness. Pacific offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Piedmont College
165 Central Ave.
Demorest, GA 30535

Piedmont College was founded in … and is a liberal arts college with campuses in Demorest and Athens, GA. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The college promotes a sense of moral responsibility; the ethical and spiritual values of the Christian tradition are actively examined through both curricular and extracurricular activities.

Ripon College
PO Box 248
Ripon, WI 54971

Ripon College was founded in 1851 and provides residential, student-centered liberal arts and sciences education. The college offers off-campus, national and international study opportunities.

Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Dr.
Billings, MT 59102

Rocky Mountain College was founded in 1878 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in Montana. It is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities, including Yellowstone National Park, Pryor Mountains, and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area. The residential student population is diverse and international. The faculty provides career advising and professional mentoring.

Talladega College
627 West Battle St.
Talladega, AL 35160

Talladega College was founded in 1865 by two former slaves and is Alabama’s oldest, private, historically black liberal arts colleges. The college is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with easy access to Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA. It is known for its strong academic programs that produce high numbers of graduates who pursue post-graduate and professional degrees. Talladega has received awards in research and is known for its quality Self-Study and innovative curriculum. Its multicultural faculty instills to students understandings of all cultures, races and religions. Talladega has strong extracurricular programs and championship athletic programs for men and women.

Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Rd.
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Tougaloo College was founded in 1869 and was a historic center of the modern Civil Rights Movement. It is a private, historically black college with quality programs in the humanities and sciences. The college is devoted to academic excellence and social commitment and contributes to the social, health, and educational needs of the local and state communities through programs of community service. The college emphasizes compassionate and values-based education for the spiritual and professional development of its students.

Ursinus College
Box 1000 Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426

Ursinus College was founded in 1869 and admitted women in 1880. The college provides a liberal arts program with a focus on collaborative learning and encourages faculty mentoring of students. Ursinus offers the Common Intellectual Experience (ICE) to give all students the communication skills and the scientific, cultural, and historical literacy fundamental to a liberally educated persons. Ursinus is home to the Berman Museum of Art which serves as a cultural resource to the surrounding community.

Westminster College of Salt Lake City
1840 South 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Westminster College was founded in 1875 and is the only four-year, independent college in Utah. It offers strong programs in accounting, business, education and nursing. The Prior Learning Assessment program may lead to academic credit for life experience.