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Union College – Kentucky

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
310 College St
Barbourville, Kentucky 40906
(800) 489-8646
Email address
School Information
"Since its origin in 1879, Union College has provided students from throughout Appalachia, and all over the country, with a collegiate experience to ensure lifelong success. Union is grounded by four pillars that define our focus as an academic institution: service to each other and our communities; our Appalachian culture and heritage; our core affiliation with Methodism and the liberal arts academic experience. The four pillars highlight Union’s strengths, values, mission and identity." The college enrolls over 1,030 students, has a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 39 majors. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Union College has offered more justice initiatives to its students. Its 2021 Spring Convocation centered around the theme of "anti-racism". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

  • The college's 2021 Spring convocation centered around anti-racism. Rev. David Miller, College Minister and Director of Justice Initiatives said, “The events of the past year have brought to the surface the undercurrents of racism that have always been in our nation...Against this backdrop, Union decided last summer that our justice efforts should focus on anti-racism.”
  • A library guide at Union College in Kentucky illustrates how “cultural diversity” is a core concept of sociology and lists a resource related to this.
Last updated February 24th, 2024
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