The Impact Of Azusa Pacific University ( Apu ) 's Religious And Spiritual Programs On Current Student 's Academic Success

1139 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Azusa Pacific University (APU)’s Religious and Spiritual programs on current student’s academic success, engagement, faith and spiritual development. We wanted to further study how APU as a religious affiliated institution has had an effect on current student’s spiritual growth. We specifically wanted to see how experiences vary depending on the student’s class level, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, we are interested in looking at how a student’s religious affiliation, international status, military-veteran, and sexual orientation affects their faith development and experiences with the various religious and spiritual programs. Also, we wanted to focus on how various populations feel about the services that are provided by Campus Religious and Spiritual programs at APU.
We aspired to evaluate whether APU is fulfilling their mission, and determine if APU’s Religious and Spiritual programs have created environments that are welcoming, accessible, inclusive, and equitable to all students. Moreover, with this study we desired to evaluate whether or not students are receiving the spiritual support they seek as well as how comfortable they feel engaging in dialogue regarding their religious or spiritual beliefs on this particular campus.
The electronic survey was completed by 73 students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program at…

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