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College Students Walking Away From Church

December 9, 2016

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Why are college students walking away from church? Why do so many of our brightest young people never return to the church or come back with battle scars after their college experience?

As a parent of a high school student, you may have these questions on your mind. Helping college students stay true to their faith is also on the heart of Thomas White, President of Cedarville University. 

In today's post, you'll be able to listen to Dr. White on video addressing these concerns and explaining what Cedarville University is doing about them.

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Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

"CU LEAD" Conference Coming in January

November 2, 2016

CU LEAD logoCedarville University offers an exceptional opportunity for high school students who want to develop their servant-leadership skills.

For more than 20 years, Cedarville's high school leadership conference has been equipping excellent Christian students with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service. Beginning with the biblical definition of leadership, students spend two packed days on campus filled with practical advice, spiritual challenge, and memorable activities!

Please encourage students you know to register for the CU Lead Conference on January 20–21. At this dynamic event, students will engage with other high school and college student-leaders, grow their leadership skills, and hear from top faculty speakers. The sessions will be practical, biblical, and fun!

Visit the CU Lead Conference website for more information — including videos from last year's conference. Then, encourage your student to register for this life-changing event! 

Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Spiritual Growth Campus Visit

How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

October 31, 2016

Cedarville pillar logoLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to make sure you are comfortable with the schools' beliefs. Have questions about what you read? This is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

In today's post,  guest contributor Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, provides insight about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs our approach to Christ-centered higher education.

P.S. Tomorrow is the application fee waiver deadline. Encourage students to apply by midnight tomorrow, and we'll waive the $30 application fee!

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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Spiritual Growth

Wall Street Journal Recognizes Cedarville for Student Engagement

October 17, 2016

Students working on assignmentsA recent Wall Street Journal ranking confirmed what we already knew — Cedarville University does an outstanding job of helping students engage with their education. The Journal listed Cedarville in the top 5 out of all U.S. colleges and universities for making students feel engaged, or involved, with the education process.

When the Journal’s reporter called to learn more about Cedarville's approach, our president, Thomas White, had the opportunity to share how our students engage with each other through chapel and ministries, how faculty bring an eternal perspective to their lectures, and how our student life programs are intentionally educating the whole person. He explained how Cedarville’s life-transforming educational approach can place a small Christian college in Ohio above all the Ivy League institutions because we are engaging students with a Gospel purpose.

According to the report, colleges that rank high in engagement offer an education that can have more depth and meaning. The level of engagement students feel determines how actively they are grappling with concepts and trying to apply them to the real world. If the curriculum is too challenging, or the community too distant, students may disengage. If classes are too easy or life a little too comfortable, they may float passively through school, absorbing little. It’s a difficult balance, and Cedarville is getting it right! 

(Read the Wall Street Journal story to learn more.)

We are grateful both for this opportunity to be a Light for the Gospel and for the affirmation of the quality experience Cedarville provides. This is the kind of education your student can expect on our campus as well.


Encourage students to apply by November 1, and we’ll waive the $30 application fee. Contact our admissions team at 1-800-233-2784 if you have any questions. We are here to serve you!

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