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Southern New Hampshire University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106
(800) 668-1249
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School Information
"Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on campus students, over 135,000 online students, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. Since its founding in 1932, the University has transformed from a school of accounting and secretarial science into an institution offering over 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral level degrees including business, education, liberal arts, social sciences and STEM. By reinventing higher education to fit the needs of today's students and workforce, SNHU ensures that students are keeping pace with new technologies and professional requirements. SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them. SNHU is proud to offer you an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs." (Source:
General Information
Southern New Hampshire University announced over the summer that it will be reviewing its "general education program and more directly address issues of race and equity" as an "ethos that runs throughout an SNHU education." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university announced, "We will review our general education program and majors, especially Criminal Justice and Justice Studies, to more directly address issues of race and equity, not as a single course, but as an ethos that runs throughout an SNHU education."
Program and Research Funding
  • In 2020, Southern New Hampshire University became a "Building, Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) Affiliate for its commitment to supporting underrepresented students in technology programs." Through its involvement with BRAID, SNHU would "have an opportunity to collaborate with other institutions demonstrating efforts to increase the representation of racial/ethnic minorities and women in undergraduate computer science programs."
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has a DEI Resource Library within the SNHU Shapiro Library providing numerous resources on anti-racism, bias and equity, race and ethnicity, and social justice.
  • On June 28, 2023, SNHU News published an education article titled "What is the SAT?" which discusses, in part, the controversy over standardized testing. The article includes a quote from author Ibram X. Kendi who stated, "'Standardized tests have become the most effective racist weapon ever devised to objectively degrade Black and Brown minds and legally exclude their bodies from prestigious schools'."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at SNHU states that it "nurture[s] a culture free of prejudice and discrimination and work[s] to champion human rights and social justice." The Office also "call[s] on the SNHU community to listen, learn, inquire and act."
Last updated January 12th, 2024
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