COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today (July 21), the board of trustees of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities voted unanimously to approve the request of Bob Jones University to become a member institution.
The SCICU board includes the presidents of the 21 member institutions and up to 42 at-large members who are community and business leaders.
All eligible colleges and universities are now members of SCICU whose by-laws require that institutions be:
- two or four-year colleges or universities, with primary emphasis upon the liberal arts;
- accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges;
- a not-for-profit institution; and,
- headquartered in South Carolina.
As an SCICU member, Bob Jones University joins 20 other institutions across South Carolina, with an array of missions, including those that are secular, faith-based and religiously-affiliated, as well as five private historically Black colleges and universities in South Carolina.
SCICU’s mission is to strengthen South Carolina’s independent colleges and universities through collaboration, governmental advocacy, fundraising, and public engagement so that every student may choose, afford, and earn an independent college education that fits their personal values, approach to learning, and professional and social aspirations.