Friends University will honor the 2024 graduating class at this year’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at INTRUST Bank Arena at 2 p.m. The ceremony will recognize graduates from the university’s Wichita and Overland Park sites as well as online graduates.  Dr. James Bryan Smith, author, minister, and founder and executive Director of the Apprentice […]

Friends University announces it has once again been named as a 2024-2025 Military Friendly School. This designation provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. To see Friends University’s page on the Military Friendly site, visit Friends University also offers […]

Friends University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the President’s or Deans Honor Roll this fall. President’s Fall 2023 Honor Roll The following students have been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Friends University with a grade point average of 3.9 to 4.0. Dean’s Fall 2023 Honor Roll The following […]

Friends University is excited to celebrate the completion of a $2 million addition to the William Penn Science Building which houses two mechanical engineering labs and a visual arts lab. A ribbon cutting event to celebrate the new spaces will take place on Friday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the William Penn Science Building. The event will also be livestreamed on the Friends University Facebook page.    The project broke ground in […]

Friends University was awarded a $2.207 million Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.   The grant funds were generated from the U.S. Department of Education with period distributions awarded in payments over the next five years. The SIP program is designed to help eligible Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve […]

Friends University’s mechanical engineering program receives accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is a specialized accreditor for college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.   Friends University STEM faculty and industry leaders including Spirit, Bombardier, Koch Industries and Cessna met in 2017 to discuss the need for engineers to serve the local industry along with the deficiency of a local mechanical engineering […]

Friends University’s Chapter Kappa Phi of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2022-23, an award that was bestowed to only 12 chapters nationwide in 2023.  This is the 17th time that Friends University has received this distinction: the first was in 1996 under the direction of Professor Jerry Smartt who was also instrumental in earning this year’s recognition.  Each summer, the 634 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous […]