Statement on Bennett College’s Accreditation

Media Contact:
Monique Lenoir
UNCF Communications



WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 22, 2019)—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) continues to #StandWithBennett.  We are working to understand the decision released by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as it relates to Bennett College’s accreditation.  However, in the interim, we have unequivocal support for Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president, students and the entire Bennett College community.

We look forward to sharing more information and our perspective in the near future.




About UNCF
UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.