|Motto||Erunt Omnes Docibi Les Dei (Latin)|
Motto in English
|They shall be taught of God
(from John 6:45)
|Affiliation||Seventh-day Adventist Church|
|Location||Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.|
|Sports||men and women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's golf, team gymnastics|
Union College is a private Seventh-day Adventist four-year coeducational college located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Founded in 1891, it is owned and operated by the Mid-American Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) and the Higher Learning Commission. The college is home to the Center for Interfaith Studies and Culture. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
L. A. Hoopes and a committee of church leaders, including influential Adventist scholar and administrator W. W. Prescott, came to Lincoln, Nebraska in search of land to establish a college in the Mid-West. In September 1891, Union College opened its doors to students with Prescott serving as its first president. The present-day community of College View grew around the college campus. During the 1920s, the college experienced a difficult period due to the shrinking enrollment and budget deficits. In 1939, former Mayor of Lincoln Don Lathrop Love donated money for the college to build an industrial building and established a life annuity with the college a year later. The 1970s saw major expansion of the college, including the construction of the iconic 100-foot clock tower, Everett Dick Administration Building, the college's lab school George Stone School and College View Church. Founded on barren landscape, the college is the location of the Joshua C. Turner Arboretum, a site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, hosting over 100 species of plants.
In athletics, Union College plays as the Warriors and fields a limited number of sports, but is not a member of a major colliege sports associatation, such as the NCAA or NAIA, or smaller Christian athletic associations, existing as an independent school. As such, their teams tend to play against bible colleges, community colleges, and JV teams. The college also host two tournaments each year (one for basketball and one for volleyball) for Seventh-day Adventist high school teams.
The college is organized into eight divisions:
This is a list of Union College's presidents.