The University of Olivet reflects Olivet’s evolution to become a more comprehensive institution. We continue to serve undergraduate residential students engaged in a deeply immersive experience. In addition, we have launched an equally robust portfolio of online degree completion, graduate and workforce development programs to benefit students throughout Michigan, nationwide and worldwide. As we begin to unveil an array of new programs and serve new groups of students, it is time to evolve the Olivet brand consistent with this new identity of being a more comprehensive institution.
It is important to remember that Olivet has evolved over its long history. In 1844, when the State of Michigan refused to issue a college charter because of our abolitionist views, we became Olivet Institute. In 1859, when society was ready to accept our social justice and equity commitment, we became Olivet College. Now, as our mission evolves to serve new types of students in new ways across the nation and around the world, we evolve again, The University of Olivet.