Founded as the Bible Training School in 1918 by the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee, the institution was renamed in 1947 to honor its second president, the Reverend F. J. Lee, and attained university status in 1997. The original purpose was to provide both general and biblical training for those persons entering the Christian ministry.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out.
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For many students, living on campus is an exciting opportunity to experience independence, while developing a close-knit network of friends and residence hall-mates. In each of our beautiful residence halls, our resident directors, resident assistants, and resident chaplains are ready to make your on-campus living experience comfortable and fun.
William G. Squires Library is the central location for Lee University students, faculty and staff to find information sources for their assignments, research projects or personal study. The library is also a popular location for students to gather for personal or group study and offers a computer lab and a café.
Lee University Health Services provide an on-campus, walk- in clinic that treats students with medical care upon need. Students are first evaluated by a registered nurse and then a physician appointment is made, as warranted, subsequent to the nursing evaluation.
Lee University offers its students more than 100 student clubs and organizations designed to enhance their spiritual, intellectual and social development. Membership in these groups is voluntary. Some organizations have open membership while others are by invitation only.
Lee University is accredited by numerous associations of our peers, and holds membership in several prestigious councils and associations: