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President and Mrs. Dowless host student leaders for back-to-school dinners
August 13 - Student leaders have returned to campus to prepare for the beginning of the fall semester on Monday, August 18. Many students, including athletic teams and band members, have already returned to campus, and new students begin moving in read more...
Coach Scott Byrd named to NCAA Track and Field Committee
Rome, Ga. — Coach Scott Byrd, Shorter University’s director of track and field, has been named to the NCAA Division II Track & Field Executive Committee as a representative for the Peach Belt, according to Sylvia Kamp, U.S. Track & Fi read more...
Shorter University course encourages, equips students to build good character
The first verse in Proverbs chapter 22 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” The goal of the ancient wisdom is not popularity but instead the cultivation of good character. And read more...
Summer 2014 Issue of Shorter Magazine is Available Online
  The Summer 2014 issue of Shorter Magazine is now available online. Enjoy feature stori read more
Meet the Coaches Luncheon on August 28
Shorter University Athletics invites you to the 2014 Meet the Coaches Luncheon! Thursday, August read more
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The Mission of Shorter University is to provide quality higher education, enabling and encouraging student commitment to active life-long learning, personal spiritual values, responsible citizenship, and community and societal leadership in a global context.

The University seeks to accomplish this Mission through quality undergraduate liberal arts programs, specialized professional programs, and select graduate programs. Geographically distant locations and online classes provide educational opportunities to individuals who are unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The University affirms a commitment to the Christian faith and strives to integrate Christian values within a nurturing community within its whole process of education. 

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