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Subject: List of colleges and universities in Texas, Huston–Tillotson University, Southwestern Christian College, Abilene Christian University, Texas Christian University
Collection: 1912 Establishments in Texas, Council of Independent Colleges, Education in Wood County, Texas, Educational Institutions Established in 1912, Hbcus in Texas, Historically Black Universities and Colleges in the United States, Red River Athletic Conference, Universities and Colleges Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Universities and Colleges Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Universities and Colleges in Texas
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Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College
Established 1912
Type Private, HBCU
Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
President Dr. Lester Newman
Students 800
Location Hawkins, Texas,
United States
Campus 1000 acres
Colors Blue and Gold
Sports Basketball, tennis, soccer, baseball, volleyball

Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is an independent four year, historically black college affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).[1] It is located in unincorporated Wood County, Texas, near Hawkins. It was founded in 1912, and is currently headed by President Dr. Lester C. Newman.[2]


  • Athletics 1
  • Student Life 2
  • East Texas Natural History Collection 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Jarvis Christian teams, nicknamed athletically as the Bulldogs, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Men's sports include basketball, baseball, and cross country; while women's sports include basketball and cross country. Jarvis Christian has appeared in the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament three times: 2003, 2008, and 2009.

Student Life

Eight of the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities are represented on campus. These organizations are:

Organization Symbol Chapter Chapter Symbol
Alpha Phi Alpha ΑΦΑ Theta Alpha ΘA
Alpha Kappa Alpha ΑKA Zeta Chi ZX
Kappa Alpha Psi ΚΑΨ Zeta Xi
Omega Psi Phi ΩΨΦ Phi Beta ΦB
Delta Sigma Theta ΔΣΘ Theta Kappa ΘK
Phi Beta Sigma ΦΒΣ Epsilon Zeta EZ
Zeta Phi Beta ΖΦΒ Zeta Delta
Sigma Gamma Rho ΣΓΡ Kappa Upsilon KY

East Texas Natural History Collection

Jarvis houses a regional collection of biologial specimens in its 10,000 square foot Frost Hall. The collections are concentrated on the herbarium and entomology collections, but also houses minor holdings in other natural history areas of study and historical materials that are related to natural history or land use history.


  1. ^ "Texas Christian University." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, (2011): 1.
  2. ^ NAIA Championship History

External links

  • Official website

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