ACU Named NAIA Champion of Character Five-Star Institution

ACU Named NAIA Champion of Character Five-Star Institution

Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil is pleased to announce that the University has again been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. “We are encouraged that the NAIA has noted what we’ve gone to great lengths to establish at ACU — an athletics program that is not only competitive, but one that excels in building character and glorifying God,” Munsil said. “This is a credit to our athletic administration, our coaches, our faculty, our fans and of course, our student-athletes.” According to the NAIA, the Champions of Character program “will create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through the five tenets: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.” To earn the Five-Star Institution honor, members are “measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.” Arizona Christian University is a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the National Christian College Athletics Association Division I (NCCAA). ACU was named a Five-Star Institution in 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and now...
ACU Hits Record Enrollment Again – Up 47 Percent Since 2010

ACU Hits Record Enrollment Again – Up 47 Percent Since 2010

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce record enrollment for Fall 2012 – an increase to 682 total students, up 47 percent in the past two years. Total enrollment in Fall 2006 was just 308 students, meaning ACU has more than doubled in size in the past six years at its northeast Phoenix campus. “We are thrilled that students are flocking to the opportunity in Arizona to attend an affordable, Christ-centered, non-profit university with a variety of degree programs to prepare students for leadership in our world,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “Our campus improvements, expanded academic and athletic programs, and commitment to traditional classroom instruction and mentoring of our students is drawing enormous interest locally and around the United States.” While 74 percent of ACU students are from Arizona, students come from a total of 31 states, including Alaska, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Florida, and eight foreign countries, including Thailand, Russia, Brazil and Uganda. More than 200 students are brand new this year at ACU. There are 516 students in the traditional undergraduate program – up 15 percent from 448 last fall — while 166 students are either in the degree completion program, or attend ACU through dual or concurrent enrollment. ACU’s growth the past two years has been fueled by increased visibility, including its name change and dinner events featuring former President George W. Bush and the Rev. Franklin Graham. In addition, every full-time ACU student receives an iPad. Last year ACU was re-accredited for the maximum 10 years and approved to offer new degree programs in biology, communication and political science. New sports include...
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