Situated on the banks of Little Riley Creek in Bluffton, a small town in northwest Ohio, Bluffton University was founded in 1899 as Central Mennonite College. As the cornerstone was laid for the school's first building, Noah C. Hirschy, Bluffton's first president, concluded his remarks with an idea that has proved as durable as the structure itself: "Let us expect great things."
Bluffton's approach to learning within its academic programs merges meaningful, personal interactions with textbook study, lectures, campus activities, service opportunities and cross-cultural options that will take you throughout the United States and the world.
Our graduate and continuing education programs make it possible to complete your degree while balancing work, family, church and other commitments. Graduate and continuing education classes are conveniently offered in Bluffton, Archbold and Piqua, Ohio.
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Living on campus is an amazing, essential part of the collegiate experience. You'll make close friends and be exposed to new and different ways of thinking. You might even learn to love the country, hip-hop or classical sounds coming from your neighbor's stereo.
The Health Center is located in the lower level of Old Ropp Hall. The entrance is on the Riley Creek side. Purposes of the Health Center are to provide a variety of health services, and to promote good health on campus.
Bluffton University provides a unique campus environment. The rules regulating campus conduct contribute to that environment. Rules prohibiting smoking, drinking and drugs on campus are based on consideration of health, cleanliness, safety and regard for others. There are some specific expectations which members of the community have developed as important to the quality of life desired for Bluffton.
Learning at Bluffton University goes beyond the traditional classroom, and our wide variety of student organizations are key outlets for our students to expand their knowledge and real-life experiences, both socially and spiritually. Whatever your interests – from academic pursuits to sports and recreation, from community outreach to student government – Bluffton has nearly 60 different co-curricular organizations on campus. And if you can't find the group you're looking for, you can start your own!
Bluffton University holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents to confer the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, master of arts in education, master of arts in organizational management and master of business administration. Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 312-263-0456, and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
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