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Union College – Nebraska

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
(402) 486-2600
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1891 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Union College encourages students from all faith backgrounds to find their God-designed potential for leadership, scholarship and service. At Union, students develop spiritual and professional gifts; find professors who care for and respect the individual; and seize opportunities to create, learn and connect. An accredited, comprehensive college, Union offers active learning in a vibrant Christian atmosphere where students connect the classroom to their world. With a focus on undergraduate studies, Union’s nurturing environment offers a traditional liberal arts education combined with practical experiences such as internships, academic and career counseling, study abroad and volunteer opportunities. An honors program challenges high academic achievers, and Union’s Teaching Learning Center helps students of all academic abilities reach their full potential" (Source: Union offers over 50 majors and minors and has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. The college's total enrollment is nearly 800 students.
General Information
Union College has responded to the death of George Floyd in 2020 by engaging in a few initiatives for DEI. Namely, the school has hosted numerous events for diversity and racial injustice. In addition, the school offered racial diversity training sessions to students and employees. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • On September 18, 2020, Union College announced that the school "commissioned a diversity team to work on issues related to race and culture." This team hosted "training sessions to help students and employees understand racial diversity and better understand how to treat everyone in our community with respect and equality" in addition to numerous events and programs relating to diversity and anti-racism.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • According to the 2023-2024 bulletin, the Elementary Education Bachelor’s program requires a course in “Seminar in Educational Diversity - Observation Hours” among other courses required.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The college states that its "faculty development team is also hosting faculty discussions regarding diversity in the classroom" as of September 18, 2020.
Symbolic Actions
  • On September 18, 2020, Union College announced that the school "devoted a session of our employee meetings at the beginning of the school year to diversity with guest speaker Wendy Hunt, the assistant director for diversity and inclusion at Nebraska Wesleyan University."
  • On September 18, 2020, the school stated that, "a student advisory group for diversity is also forming under the umbrella of the Student Association and the Student Senate."
  • On June 2, 2020, the president responded to the death of George Floyd with a statement saying, " The death of George Floyd in Minnesota a week ago was shocking and devastating. We have seen too many similar stories of racial injustice and violence, and the time is long overdue for change."
Last updated February 24th, 2024
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