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Christian Colleges & Universities

Faegre Baker Daniels has represented Christian colleges and universities for many years. Our professionals are well aware of the unique challenges facing these institutions, including:

  • From increasing government regulation and compliance demands to lessened societal sensitivity to and support for religious organizations
  • From increasing dependency on federal and state financial aid to growing funding and exemption concerns
  • From challenges to an institution's ability to hire individuals who share its religious beliefs to the authority to terminate those who do not

Many faith-based institutions today share real concerns about their future ability to partake in federal and state aid programs if they adhere strongly to their religious beliefs. These are certainly troubling days in Christian higher education, and such days demand legal services and counsel of quality.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

The lawyers of Faegre Baker Daniels — and in particular those in the firm's nonprofit organizations group — understand these issues and regularly offer their services and support to Christian institutions wrestling with these and many other concerns of unique application to faith-focused institutions of higher education.

Our professionals are pleased to have had a long relationship with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. and to work regularly with many of its 119 member institutions. In addition, it has been a privilege to have assisted the 13 member colleges and universities of the Christian College Consortium in accomplishing their educational and religious purposes.

Christian Higher Education Client Trust

The value of our services to such institutions is evidenced by the long and growing list of Christian institutions of higher education which seek our assistance. Although not exhaustive, the following is a partial list of some of those institutions who have sought our advice recently:

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Christian College Consortium
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Taylor University
  • John Brown University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Anderson University
  • Biola University
  • Houghton College
  • Dordt College
  • Grace College
  • Bethel College (Indiana)
  • University of the Southwest
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • St. Meinrad School of Theology
  • Luther Seminary

Christian College Administrators, Faculty and Trustees

The diverse legal services provided to our Christian college clients include all those listed in the firm's higher education section. However, in addition to those, our lawyers pride themselves in applying deep understanding of Christian higher education and the issues unique to it to our representations. Several Faegre Baker Daniels lawyers have served as administrators and faculty members at Christian colleges, and a few of our lawyers have served as trustees of Christian colleges. We bring a tested, inside perspective of Christian higher education to the services we provide.

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