When you support The University of Olivet, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:
We are proud that 100% of our students receive The University of Olivet aid, grants or scholarships. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to access a quality education without the burden of tuition weighing on them and their families. When you give to scholarship, you open doors for exceptional students from diverse backgrounds who aspire to be a Comet. With more students and their families facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, your support for scholarship is more important than ever.
Our small class size and faculty’s attention to students and their learning is what makes The University of Olivet so special. Our highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to engaging with you, our students, throughout the learning process. While the learning that happens in the classroom is powerful and important, you also grow as an individual while you live, play and interact with your faculty and peers outside the classroom. In fact, we often form connections with students that last well beyond graduation—and it’s not uncommon to hear remarkable stories of professors helping students in ways outside of the classroom. When you support The University of Olivet, you help our faculty support our students.
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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Since The University of Olivet’s founding in 1844, we have been proud to be the first college in Michigan to admit women and persons of color on a co‐equal basis with white men. We embrace inclusivity and provide access to hands-on opportunities through scholarships, fellowships and multicultural experiences that broaden views, create positive connections and reveal new paths forward. Our inclusive and accessible spaces and cultural centers give students an appreciation of diverse viewpoints, cultures, interests and beliefs.
The University of Olivet is a NCAA Division III school with men’s and women’s athletic teams. A member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), our athletes love what they do, and they work hard. We’re proud of our Cutler Athletic Complex, where athletes can train in a state-of-the-art environment. When you support The University of Olivet, you support student athletes realizing their sports dreams.
“Not having to worry about tuition has allowed me to concentrate on my academics. I know once I get into vet school that I’ll have loans. It’s a relief knowing my loans will be that much less thanks to the Speare Scholarship.”
—John Morrison, The University of Olivet student who received financial assistance
“I had already been considering furthering my education when Josh mentioned all of the programs, scholarships and mentors for veterans at Olivet. I was like, wait a minute, you need to tell me more!”
—Stacey Hapner, The University of Olivet student who received financial assistance