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Paine College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901
(706) 821-8320
Email address
School Information
"Paine College Mission Statement is reflective of the nature and purpose of the institution as a church-related liberal arts institution providing a high caliber education. The Mission Statement reflects the founding goals of the college and it is comprehensive in establishing the institution as grounded in Methodism and providing a basis for the institution's operational foci. The statement is current as it is periodically reviewed, evaluated and approved by the governing body with appropriate input from its various constituencies. The Mission also firmly ties the College to its Biblical Foundation Statement" (Source: Founded in 1882, the college has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 400 students. Its student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.
General Information
Paine incorporates the concepts of diversity and race in a couple of its majors and courses. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is being implemented. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • A Paine College professor hosted a live discussion titled "Diversity Matters" on September 29, 2021 based on a diversity book the professor wrote.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Paine's Social Science Department works to "empower and encourage students to develop a sense of social responsibility and commitment to equity in a multicultural and multiracial society and apply these values in working with individuals and families, creating learning environments, and collaborating with community members and agencies."
  • Paine's English Major incorporates "required and elective courses in British American, and African American literature also include diverse writers who by reason of race, class, and gender have been excluded from the mainstream of literary study."
  • Paine's Sociology Major calls upon students to "understand the roots of inequality" in the context of race.
  • Paine states that, as an HBCU, the college is "committed to a liberal arts curriculum that focuses on ecumenism, multicultural, and critical learning" in addition to diversity and social justice.
  • The Department of Education has a goal to "ensure that candidates have the knowledge of diverse students and the skills necessary to provide culturally responsive instruction to meet the challenges and demonstrate respect for all learners."
Program and Research Funding
  • In March 2023, the university published an article calling for more funding towards its "Growing Paine" fundraising campaign that offers opportunity to celebrate women's leadership and ensure the institution's longevity. Paine encouraged all organizations with a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to include the "Growing Paine" campaign in their philanthropic plan.
  • On September 3, 2021, Paine released an article discussing how "diversity matters."
Symbolic Actions
  • Paine states that the college has a mission to "work diligently for a better understanding of the White and Black races."
Last updated January 30th, 2024
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