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Campbellsville University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1 University Drive
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
(270) 789-5000
School Information
"Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university located in Campbellsville, Ky. and was founded in 1906. The University is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation. Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, Christian institution that offers non-credit technical programs, along with certificates, associates, undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is dedicated to academic excellence solidly grounded in the liberal arts that fosters personal growth, integrity and professional preparation within a caring environment. The university prepares students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship by linking discovery research to knowledge at the doctoral level, and active participation in a diverse, global society." Campbellsville has a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The university offers 80 major degree programs. (Source:
General Information
Campbellsville is attempting to respond to what they term as diversity concerns. The university previously had the Learning to Live Together committee. Additionally, there was a Community and Diversity Committee. More recently, the president of Campbellsville has led an initiative to introduce a Diversity Policy Committee. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Every October, CU celebrates "Dialogue on Race" which is an "intentional conversation on issues of race, ethnicity, economic status, and language that have historically separated us." Guest speakers come to classes to "lead discussions on these issues" and involves "hundreds of students in various classes and organizations across the campus."
  • CU's 2023-2028 Strategic Plan states that it would provide "diversity and belonging" training for faculty and staff.
  • The university offers a Minor in Diversity and Community.
  • The university's library guide contains many books on the topic of racism in America including: "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi, "Anti-Racist Ally : An Introduction to Action & Activism" by Sophie Williams, and "Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students" by Carlin Borsheim-Black.
  • CU's 2023-2028 Strategic Plan states that it is "Incorporating diversity and belonging into department planning, policies, and practices."
  • One of the goals of CU's Diversity and Community Committee is to "Initiate programs and conversations aimed at expanding our understanding of diversity and inclusion."
Symbolic Actions
  • Campbellswille University has launched the Diversity Policy Committee. The purpose of this initiative "is to focus attention on the multiple and complex issues related to diversity and community within the Campbellsville University family."
  • On April 28, 2022, Campbellsville University’s Diversity and Community Committee presented a lecture on Race and Racial Trauma led by Dr. Steven Kniffley.
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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