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Alderson Broaddus University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, West Virginia 26416
Phone
(800) 263-1549
Email address
admissions@ab.edu
Website
https://ab.edu/
School Information
"For 150 years, Alderson Broaddus University, as an independent institution of higher learning, has been providing a quality education for its students. Overlooking the picturesque Tygart River Valley in Philippi, West Virginia, Alderson Broaddus University students learn and grow in a faith-based community affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the West Virginia Baptist Convention. As a health-related and professional education institution, Alderson Broaddus University educates students in the tenets of civic engagement, communication, critical thinking, diversity, and ethics which form the foundation of a liberal arts education" (Source: https://ab.edu/about/ab-at-a-glance/). Founded in 1932, Alderson Broaddus has a total undergraduate enrollment of over 750 students. The university offers 31 Bachelor's, 4 Master's, 5 associate, and 7 pre-professional programs with 34 minors. The university's student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
General Information
Alderson Broaddus named its inaugural diversity officer in 2020. In addition, the school implements the concept of diversity in a couple of its course offerings for the 2021-2022 school year. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Diversity is one of Alderson Broaddus's Institutional Learning Outcomes.
Symbolic Actions
  • On September 29, 2020, Alderson Broaddus announced that the university "named its first diversity officer, selecting Ta-Rel Franklin, a 2016 alumnus, for the position."
Last updated September 12th, 2022
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