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GRACE Reinstatement Announcement

Marshall Franklin, Executive Vice President of Operations at Bob Jones University, announced to the BJU faculty, staff and students today (Tues., Feb. 25) that the University is reinstating GRACE to complete the independent review of the University’s response to reports of sexual abuse initiated in November 2012.

BJU appreciates our former students who courageously participated in the project with GRACE and recounted personal and painful experiences from their past. We apologize for the pain and disappointment they suffered as we temporarily delayed the project.

Out of respect for our former students who shared their experiences with GRACE, and with an appreciation for the enormous effort that had gone into this project, officials from GRACE and Bob Jones University met recently to consider if BJU should continue the project with GRACE or restart it with another firm. After much discussion and several days of prayerful consideration, BJU concluded the best course of action was to reengage with GRACE to complete the project.

To be clear, GRACE will complete the review it started in November 2012, and the results will be shared publicly. As the process moves forward, progress updates will continue to be communicated.