Board Announces Developing a Plan for Closure

The Board of Trustees of Eastern Nazarene College today announced it has voted unanimously to begin the process of closing ENC and transitioning it into a new educational enterprise that will carry on ENC’s legacy of providing a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agent of Christ’s love and truth.

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Eastern Nazarene College Receives Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention for Exceptional Commitment to Digital Student Wellness, Safety, and Inclusion Efforts

Jul 10, 2023

Quincy, MA – Eastern Nazarene College has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention™. Presented by Vector Solutions, the CPN Seal of Prevention™ is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digital prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion.

Each recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention™ has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination. The CPN Seal of Prevention™ establishes guidelines for discerning quality online prevention education and implementation practices, and positions prevention as central to key institutional outcomes.

According to research conducted by Vector Solutions, 34% of high school seniors are more likely to attend a college or university that has achieved the CPN Seal of Prevention™. Among current college students, 77% feel it is important that their institution has achieved the CPN Seal of Prevention™. Recipient institutions, on average, have a 9.5% higher first-year retention rate and 12.5% higher on-time four-year graduation rate compared to those that have not achieved the CPN Seal of Prevention™.

“The CPN Seal of Prevention™ recipients reflect the top 12% of colleges and universities nationwide, further highlighting their commitment and investment to not only academics but also the well-being of their students and the overall college experience,” said Jonathan Cherins, CEO at Vector Solutions. “Our team at Vector Solutions is proud to recognize the great value these leading institutions and organizations are providing to students and the commitment we share to making higher education communities safer and more inclusive.”

“This award honors the hard work and dedication of our college staff. It is a bright symbol that should encourage prospective students and their parents that ENC does more than just say we care” says, Dr. Tim Rees, Vice President for Enrollment Management at the College. He expounded further, “We provide attention and concern in demonstrable ways and are recognized by non-biased sources regarding our commitment to compassionate care. We are blessed to have our work recognized in this way and it is a fine tribute to the staff who daily strive to demonstrate Christ’s love to our students”.

The criteria for the CPN Seal of Prevention™ are based on the Principles of Effective Prevention Programs (Nation, et al., 2003). Over eight hundred and fifty campuses were evaluated to determine eligibility. A full list of the 2022 recipients of the CPN Seal of Prevention™ and more information on the award can be found at https://www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/blogs/2022-cpn-seal-of-prevention-honorees/.

About Eastern Nazarene College

Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) offering residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. ENC’s strong athletics program, affordability, and small class sizes draw students from all over the world. Fourteen percent of our students are international, representing 28 countries, and 43% are students of color.

ENC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. NECHE is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 220 institutions in the six-state New England region as well as several American-style institutions overseas.

About Vector Solutions for Higher Education

Vector Solutions, Higher Education is the industry leader in postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more than 2,000 of the nation’s most widely recognized and prestigious institutions and organizations for more than 20 years. Its programs help drive lasting, large-scale change on the campus issues that matter most, including alcohol and other drugs; sexual assault and harassment; diversity and inclusion; and mental health. Online prevention programs available through Vector Solutions reach over ten million higher education students, staff, and faculty each year. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/HE.

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