|Type Private, Non-profit|
Affiliation Churches of Christ
Acceptance rate 71.4% (2010)
Phone +1 334-387-3877
Administrative staff 96
Total enrollment 749 (2010)
Endowment 174,505 USD
|Motto “Where Traditional and Online Education Merge”|
President Michael Clark Turner, DO
Address 1200 Taylor Rd, Montgomery, AL 36117, United States
Similar Faulkner University, South University‑Montgomery, Southeastern Bible College, Concordia College Alabama, Judson Female College
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Amridge University is an accredited, coeducational, non-profit, private university affiliated with the Churches of Christ with its main campus in Montgomery, Alabama. It was previously known as Alabama Christian School of Religion, Southern Christian University, and Regions University, and is a successor institution to Alabama Christian College.
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Founded in 1967 as the Alabama Christian School of Religion, its primary function historically has been as a theological seminary to train ministers in Bible and Christian Counseling. However, Amridge has expanded its curricula to other degrees. Seminary training offered by the Turner School of Theology, named in honor of founder Rex Allwin Turner, Sr. and his wife Opal Shipp Turner, continues to be a core undertaking, with all levels of ministry and theological degrees available. Amridge offers both residential and online education opportunities.
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Programs of study
In keeping with its Christian heritage, Amridge University provides educational opportunities through five schools; these are: the College of Business and Leadership, the College of General Studies, the School of Human Services, the Turner School of Theology, and the School of Continuing Education.
The institution’s main campus in Montgomery, Alabama lies alongside Auburn University Montgomery just north of Interstate 85 at the Taylor Road exit. The campus consists of a single two-story complex, the Morgan W. Brown Building, that houses classrooms and the library on the ground floor and administrative offices upstairs. Classrooms are equipped with extensive multimedia equipment to allow live Internet streaming of instruction and lecture. Instructors can also transmit computer data, video, or still pictures. Each student's desk has a computer workstation. There is building-wide Wi-Fi access.
The Amridge University library features a large collection of religious books and theological reference works. It holds 80,000 titles, 1,200 serial subscriptions, and 800 audiovisual materials. The library is linked with other libraries across the US to ensure availability of books that may be borrowed through interlibrary lending. Its card catalog is accessible for online searching by students, faculty, and staff.
On August 2, 2006, Southern Christian University’s board of regents voted to change the institution’s name to Regions University. They expected this would enhance the institution’s opportunities, complementing its purpose and vision while expanding its scope of educational and religious heritage to all the regions of the world. The name change, however, sparked a civil lawsuit by Regions Financial Corporation filed on September 29, 2006 for trademark infringement. Consequently, on January 31, 2008, the board of regents resolved to change the institution’s name again, this time to Amridge University, preserving its mission and vision to expand its operations worldwide.
In 2007, a former student sued Amridge University and its board of directors, alleging that they breached an implied contract to provide her with a complete education and that they discriminated against her because of her religion. The university filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. In July 2007, a district court in Delaware granted Amridge's motion to dismiss the complaint. An appeal by the student was later turned down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in August 2008.
The Appeals court agreed that this case should have a change of venue to the former student's home state. In 2008/2009, the student brought the case to her home state's courts with an Amended Complaint filed as recently as January 21, 2010 by her attorney. On June 22, 2012 (filed June 25, 2012) the Court granted summary judgment to the University, finding insufficient merit for the Plaintiff's complaints, and ordered the case closed.