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Belhaven University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
(601) 968-5940
Email address
School Information
"Highly-ranked Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities with national influence and has been repeatedly named one of 'America’s 100 Best College Buys.' The University offers 70 areas of study including academic majors and concentrations across a full spectrum of disciplines, as well as a variety of master’s degree programs. Founded in 1883, today, the University has achieved the distinction of being among only 36 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts—music, theatre, visual art and dance. The science curriculum is one of only two Christian universities recognized by the White House STEM Initiative. The University’s 15 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships and in the world of ideas" (Source:
General Information
Belhaven has highlighted diversity in the form of its recognition, and identifies itself as committed to diversity issues. The school is looking to build "inclusive learning environments." Belhaven also offers a couple courses on diversity. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Symbolic Actions
  • Belhaven granted an award to Angie Thomas, an alum who wrote, "The Hate U Give," which is a book that "addresses issues of racism and police violence."
  • Belhaven offers "diversity and global learning programs."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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