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Andrews University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
8975 U.S. 31
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104
(269) 471-7771
Email address
School Information
Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist church and offers over 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Mich., but the university also provides instruction at colleges and universities in over 30 countries around the world.
General Information
Andrews University began its anti-racist mission in 2017 with the naming of a VP of Diversity and Inclusion. It is also one of 24 universities with a “Racial Healing and Transformation on Campus Center.” The President has released extensive letters to students and faculty detailing her desire to commit the university to anti-racism, equity, recognizing unconscious bias, and defeating systemic racism. She offered a list of resources calling for reparations, promoting the 1619 Project, and supporting anti-racism videos for children. Andrews University requires “cultural diversity training” for its students and faculty.

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In 2017, Andrews announced "that all faculty and staff will go through expanded cultural diversity training."
  • The university's Culture and Inclusion webpage states that the university manages diversity by utilizing "student and faculty/staff training."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Andrews Core Experience is a requirement for all undergraduate students, which "includes an explicit emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity.”
  • The university's Culture and Inclusion webpage states that the university manages diversity by the "integration of cultural competency training in classroom curriculum."
  • On June 17, 2021, President Andrea Luxton sent a letter to students promising to "commit to being an anti-racist institution." She added, "We commit to educating our Andrews University community on how to recognize their own unconscious bias..."
  • On June 19, 2020, President Andrea Luxton offered a list of resources to better understand anti-racism. The writings include, "The Case for Reparations," "Whiteness as Property," "The 1619 Project," and "21 Anti-Racist Videos to Share With Kids."
  • Between October 14 - 16 of 2021, the university hosted the "Congress on Social Justice," which was "an event designed to highlight global issues of imbalance as well as the biblical solutions that address them."
  • Andrew's Culture and Inclusion webpage offers a variety of resources for its African American community including, "Addressing Racism in Higher Education: From Indifference to Inclusivity," and "College Campus Inclusivity for Black Men."
Symbolic Actions
  • On June 16, 2022, the University President issued a statement in honor of Juneteenth saying that “Andrews University’s commitment to biblically driven knowledge and understanding is behind our ongoing pledge to clearly stand against racism and hatred, to commit to being an anti-racist institution.”
Last updated April 20th, 2024
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