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General Information

Accreditation | Statement of Purpose | Campus and Buildings
Brief History | Faculty | Assets | Library
Banking Service | Student Health Service

Campbell University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Education Specialist, and Doctor’s Degrees.  Inquiries relative to the university’s accreditation should be directed to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia  30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501.

Campbell’s Professional Education programs are also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Campbell University holds membership in the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, the North Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, the School of Pharmacy by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, and the Divinity School by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Statement of Purpose of Campbell University

  1. Campbell University is a university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions which is committed to helping students develop an integrated Christian personality characterized by a wholeness of body, mind and spirit that includes a method of critical judgment; an appreciation of the intellectual, cultural, and religious heritage; stewardship of the body; and a sensitive awareness of the world and society in which they live and work with persons.
  2. Campbell University is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Both in and out of the classroom, the University endeavors to present Christian principles to students and to foster their application to daily life.
  3. The purpose of Campbell University arises out of three basic theological and Biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community.
  4. Therefore, the mission of Campbell University, as a community of Christian scholars, is to
    1. provide students with a Christian world view;
    2. bring the word of God, mind of Christ, and power of the Spirit to bear in developing moral courage, social sensitivity, and ethical responsibility that will inspire a productive and faithful maturation as individuals and as citizens;
    3. transfer from one generation to the next the vast body of knowledge and values accumulated over the ages;
    4. encourage creativity, imagination, and rigor in the use of intellectual skills;
    5. affirm the University’s commitment to the belief that truth is never one-dimensional but in wholeness is revelatory, subjective, and transcendent as well as empirical, objective, and rational, and that all truth finds its unity in the mind of Christ;
    6. frame University teaching in the context of a liberal arts education seeking to free persons to live more abundantly and securely in an ever-changing social order;
    7. foster stewardship in nurturing the gifts of the mind and in developing aesthetic sensibilities;
    8. equip students with superior vocational skills, productive insights, and professional integrity;
    9. provide a community of learning that is committed to the pursuit, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge to serve the region as well as national and international communities;
    10. prepare students for purposeful lives and Christian service throughout the world through undergraduate, graduate, and professional instruction including terminal graduate and professional programs;
    11. provide services to the general community through research efforts, continuing education, cultural enrichment programs, and extended campus education;
    12. cooperate with other educational institutions for the advancement of mankind.
  5. This university sees the human vocation as living by faith under grace, with no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

Campus and Buildings
The University occupies a spacious 850-acre campus in the village of Buies Creek, located in Harnett County, and equidistant from North Carolina’s fast-growing metropolitan centers of Raleigh and Fayetteville.

The location combines the advantages of accessible urban convenience with the friendly, academic atmosphere of a rural university village.

The University had its beginning in a small one-room building erected by local citizens. Though later enlarged by 1896 it had become inadequate to house the growing student body, and additional facilities were added.

On December 20, 1900, with the exception of one building that was later used for classrooms, these structures were destroyed by fire.

The burned buildings were replaced by Kivett Hall, named for Z. T. Kivett, the builder; it was constructed between May 23, 1901, and November 2, 1903. During 1991-1993, Kivett Hall was remodeled to provide additional space for the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law. Other buildings include: William Pearson Hall (1915) renovated 2000, Carrie Rich Memorial Library (1925); D. Rich Memorial Building (1926) renovated 2004; Carter Gymnasium (1952); Leslie Hartwell Campbell Hall of Science (1961); J. Clyde Turner Chapel (1963) renovated 2004; Campbell Home Management House (1965); Fred L. Taylor Hall of Religion (1973); Johnson Memorial Natatorium (1976), Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center (1984); J.P. Riddle Pharmacy Center (1991); Lundy Fetterman School of Business (1999); Pharmacy Research Laboratory (2001); and the McLeod Athletic Training Facility (2004).

In addition, the following serve the administrative function of the University: B. P. Marshbanks Dining Hall (1934); W. S. Britt Hall (1947); John S. Pearson Memorial Student Health Services (1960); James A. Campbell Administration Building (1961); Codwin Maintenance Building (1964); McLeod Admissions Center (1967); James M. Shouse Dining Hall (1973); Page Welcome Center (1974); and the Campbell Laundry Building (1985).

The residence halls for students are: Joel G. Layton Hall (1923); William H. and Lula Bostic Jones Hall (1954); J. E. Kitchin Hall (1955); O. Hampton Baldwin Hall (1958); Fred N. Day Hall (1959); Mabel and Nell Powell Hall (1960); James E. and Mary Z. Bryan Hall (1961); J. Hunter and Mabel C. Strickland Hall (1962); Ernest P. Sauls Hall (1962); Bobby Murray Hall (1967); R. A. and Elsie Hedgpeth Hall (1967); A. R. Burkot Hall (1973); Fred McCall Hall (1973); and Lonnie D. Small Hall (1973); Marshbanks House (1912 renovated 1981; McKay House (1925) renovated 1989; Burgess House (1974) renovated 1988.

The University also provides more than 250 housing facilities for faculty, staff and graduate students. These are houses, duplexes, apartments and mobile home lots. Some of them are Ellis Memorial Apartments (1957); Campbelltown Apartments (1959); Northeast Hall (1963); East Hall (1969); and Campbell (Reardon) Apartments (1999-2000).

Brief History

Ad astra per aspera
Implicit in this old Latin motto, "To the stars through difficulties," adopted during the dark days of post-Reconstruction, are beliefs, aims, and objectives that have guided this institution through ever-changing circumstances.

Campbell’s rise from a community school of twenty-one students to eminence as a great southern academy and later to its present standing among the state’s largest church-related senior universities is illustrative of what perseverance can accomplish in scaling the heights.

Campbell University was founded January 5, 1887, by James Archibald Campbell, a North Carolina preacher who believed that no student should be denied admission because of lack of funds.

Known as Buies Creek Academy, the school that began with twenty-one students grew slowly during the early years.

In Campbell College:Big Miracle at Little Buies Creek, (1887-1974), Dr. J. Winston Pearce wrote of Dr. James Archibald Campbell,  "From the beginning, his passion was that his school prepare young men and women for a living and for a life, not one but both. He was concerned that Christ have his way in the classroom and that he have his way in the church house, no difference..."

In 1926, the school attained junior college status and changed its name from Buies Creek Academy to Campbell Junior College. In 1961, Campbell became a senior college. The name was changed to Campbell University on June 6, 1979.

Graduate programs were begun in 1977 with the Master of Education degree. The Master of Business Administration degree was added in 1978, and the Master of Science in Government was established in 1982 (although this degree is no longer offered).

The Campbell University School of Law was founded in 1976, and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was begun in 1983. The Schools of Pharmacy and Education were established in 1985. The Divinity School was established in 1995.

Campbell University has developed into a major university that will enroll nearly 10,000 students during the 2005 academic year. Students hail from all one hundred North Carolina counties, all fifty states of the United States, and over thirty-five countries of the world. Campbell University is now the second largest private university in North Carolina and the second largest Baptist University in the world. Open to all qualified students, Campbell’s student body includes persons from more than forty denominations and faiths.

In over one hundred years of service, Campbell University has been served by only four presidents: James Archibald Campbell (1887–1934), Leslie Hartwell Campbell (1934–1967), Norman Adrian Wiggins (1967–2003), and Jerry McLain Wallace (2003– ).

One of the chief assets of Campbell University is its faculty. Members of the faculty are competent, experienced, and dedicated teachers. Their educational backgrounds are represented by undergraduate and graduate degrees from many outstanding institutions.

At the present time, over four-fifths of the faculty hold the doctoral degree or its professional equivalent.

Campbell University is committed to the task of selecting and maintaining a group of highly qualified teachers who are dedicated to learning in general, to the special knowledge of their subject area, and to the process of instructing students.

The University has total net assets in excess of $179,000,000, including endowment assets in excess of $91,000,000.

Also included among its assets is Keith Hills. The first eighteen-hole-course of this championship golf course was completed in 1973, while the second eighteen-hole-course was completed in 2002. Keith Hills is named for its longtime trustee and his family, Fred R. Keith, of Lumberton, North Carolina. The Robin Whitley Hood family of Benson, North Carolina, made possible the building of the Robin Hood Pro Shop.

The original Carrie Rich Memorial Library (1925) has been expanded several times, with the most recent addition completed in 1965. The mission of the library is to provide services and resources to meet the present and future scholarly and informational needs of the Campbell University community and, insofar as possible, to share resources with those outside the University. The library’s collection consists of over 200,000 book volumes, 590 print serial subscriptions, over 9,500 electronic periodical subscriptions, and 902,000 microforms. More than 4,500 media items and related educational materials are housed in the Curriculum Materials/Media Center, and over 40,000 federal documents are housed in the Library Annex . A collection of business references and periodicals is located in the Business Library in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business.  The library has an automated catalog and full Internet capability, which provides students with both in-house and remote access to library holdings and database services.

Banking Service
First Citizens Bank and Trust Company and The Fidelity Bank are within walking distance of the campus for students who desire banking services.

Student Health Service
The Pearson Memorial Student Health Service provides care for the Campbell University student body.

Hours: Monday: 8 am – 4 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm; Tuesday – Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm; Friday: 8 am – 12 noon

Appointments are scheduled to see a physician and physician assistant; however a nurse is on duty when the clinic is open and may be seen without an appointment. You may schedule an appointment by calling 893-1560.

Health services include diagnosis and treatment of illness and injuries within the limitations of the facility and the medical staff.  Medical treatment not available at the Student Health Service will be referred to the appropriate healthcare provider for treatment.

Services include allergy injection, immunizations, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, and minor surgical procedures.

There is no fee for evaluation by the physician’s assistant, supervising physician or nursing personnel; however, the student will be charged for any laboratory procedures, non-prescription medicines, prescription drugs, and minor office procedures. These charges will be billed to the student account at the end of each month, or billed to insurance (whichever is appropriate).

Treatment Policies

  • Except for emergency cases, students needing medical attention should schedule an appointment for evaluation by the physician.
  • Students should follow the advice or recommendations of the Student Health personnel. Any student who does not heed the instructions or recommendations of the medical staff does so at his/her own risk, and the University disclaims responsibility for complications that might develop as a result of the student’s refusal to heed such advice.
  • The Student Health personnel do not make calls in the residence halls. Should emergencies arise, the nurse on duty at the Infirmary should be notified for further instructions.
  • All accidents should be reported to the Student Health Service as soon as possible, and no later than thirty (30) days, in order to ensure that the necessary information is obtained for filing with the student’s accident insurance.
  • Students should report to the Student Health Service before seeking outside medical services that are not covered by student insurance. This action could prevent huge medical expenses that are the responsibility of student and/or parents.
  • Each student under the age of 18 shall be required to have authorization for treatment, signed by the parent or legal guardian. This authorization is included on the medical history form required to be completed and returned before the student enters Campbell University.
  • Prescriptions from the student’s family physician may be filled or refilled at the Student Health Service Pharmacy if it is a medication that is kept in stock. The student should report to the prescribing physician for follow-up treatment if indicated.


Campbell University, P.O. Box 488 Buies Creek, NC 27506, 1-800-334-4111