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Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana, founded in 1917 by the Church of God. Our mission is to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society.
Anderson University has made significant advances in its 100 years, progressing from a Bible training school to a full-fledged liberal arts college and finally to a university offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music education, and theology.
Today about 1,800 students call Anderson University home more than 1,500 of these are undergraduate. A.U. provides more than 130 ways for students to get involved on campus, including 20 NCAA Division III sports, a nationally-recognized intramural program, and numerous interest clubs.
Spiritual life is an integral part of Anderson University. Whether through dynamic speakers at the twice-weekly chapel, weekly floor focus groups, or mentorship with faculty and staff members, A.U. is a safe place for students to grow in their faith journey. It is a place for students to know and to be known.
Servant leadership is exemplified through student-led campus ministries and service projects that contribute to the campus community and the city of Anderson and the greater Madison County area. A.U.'s unique Tri-S program (founded in 1964, to stand for Study, Serve, Share) provides students affordable service-learning and cross-cultural opportunities, with trips spanning six continents, 102 countries, and 27 states.
The campus is conveniently located in Central Indiana, less than an hour from amenities and internship opportunities in downtown Indianapolis. Through the support of the Center for Career and Calling, students gain essential skills and secure internships that are valuable to future employers.
Approximately 98 percent of A.U. students receive financial aid in various forms, including scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work-study employment. Anderson University is recognized among America's top colleges by Colleges of Distinction, U.S. News & World Report, and The Princeton Review.
The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society. Established and sustained within the free and open traditions of the Church of God, this university is committed to being a teaching-learning community of the highest order. It is engaged in the pursuit of truth from a Christian faith perspective.
Through academic and Christian discovery, we intend to graduate people with a global perspective who are competent, caring, creative, generous individuals of character and potential. We will build those quality programs that will enable each member of the university to become stronger in body, mind, and spirit to experience what it means to love God and neighbor and adopt Christ-like servant ways in life.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. A.U. continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), A.U. offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology.
A.U. is committed to fostering a culturally diverse faculty and staff. Applicants who value our strategic initiative to develop excellence in people and foster an interculturally responsive and competent campus community are encouraged to apply for open positions.AU is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment concerning gender, age, race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin.
Academic excellence at Anderson University means connecting intellectual inquiry with experiential learning within academic and Christian discovery. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to their vocational calling. A.U. graduates make a difference.
The Office of the University Registrar provides direct support to students, staff, and faculty through student registration, organization and maintenance of student academic records, implementing and monitoring academic policies, and developing useful information systems. The office desires to provide these services in a timely, accurate, and helpful manner.
Our office seeks to create a vital link between the University community and its undergraduate students, articulate the institution's academic purposes, and help students understand and negotiate the institution's academic rules, regulations, and requirements.
The Center for International and Intercultural Studies provides students with off-campus opportunities to connect Anderson University's mission of living a life of faith and service in the church and society. With more than thirty locations worldwide, Anderson University offers you a wide range of opportunities to live, learn, and serve internationally. For short term learning-service programs, we offer the Anderson University Tri-S program.
Our campus life experience is all about getting students to interact with one another by participating in fun activities, shared interests, and maybe even some friendly competition. Students have over 130 opportunities to get involved on campus. The Department of Student Life serves all students through educational opportunities in a manner of excellence and intentionality to encourage their holistic development and educational success.

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