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Union University
Official crest of Union University (Trademark of Union University)
MottoReligio et Eruditio
Religious affiliationTennessee Baptist Convention
Academic staff230
LocationJackson, Tennessee,
Hendersonville, Tennessee, and
Germantown, Tennessee
CampusUrban, 290 acres (1.2 km2)
ColorsCardinal & Cream
AthleticsNCAA Division IIGulf South

Union University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university located in Jackson, Tennessee, with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville. The university is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and relates to the Southern Baptist Convention.


Union University teams, nicknamed athletically as the Bulldogs, are part of the NCAA Division II level, primarily competing in the Gulf South Conference. The Bulldogs used to be part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the TranSouth Athletic Conference (TSAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball and volleyball.

In the NAIA, Union captured five women's basketball national titles (1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010). Union also has won national titles in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) in volleyball (2003), men's soccer (2004), softball (2001, 2002, 2004, 2013) and women's basketball (2014).