Bob jones ban on interracial dating
In 2008, past President Stephen Jones, great-grandson of evangelist and university founder Bob Jones, apologized for BJU’s past racial discrimination.
But the university hadn’t sought to reinstate its tax-exempt status until 2014 after Steve Pettit took over as the school’s fifth president in its 90-year history.“Organizing as a tax-exempt entity is something BJU has needed to do for quite some time,” Pettit said.
In 1947, it moved to Greenville, South Carolina and changed its name to Bob Jones University. BJU continued to appeal up to the Supreme Court, where it lost its case in 1983.
Rather than give up its interracial dating policies, the University paid a million dollars in back taxes.
In his first meeting with the university’s Cabinet, Pettit said he believed it was appropriate for BJU to seek its tax-exempt status because the university doesn’t believe the positions it once held about race.
The Mc Cain ad stated "Governor George Bush has campaigned against Sen.The transition is scheduled to be completed by next month.Bob Jones is also seeking regional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan and Robert J. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of BJU, was fearful of obtaining academic accreditation for the school.Over the years, as pressure mounted on the institution to give its students the benefits of accredited degrees, the university moved towards membership in the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. It became a regionally accredited institution in 2017, receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.