In 1881 the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word founded Incarnate Word College as a center of higher education for young women. The college was admitted to membership in the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1919, and joined the Texas Association of Colleges as a senior college in 1920. Incarnate Word College became the University of the Incarnate Word in 1996.
At UIW, students can choose from over 90 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, and over 25 graduate, doctoral and professional doctoral programs. The diversified and comprehensive study focuses and schools offered at UIW allow students to follow their own learning pathway in a professional and personalized environment.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) serves as the advocate for leadership in research and graduate and professional education at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). In collaboration with administrators and faculty, ORGS provides strategic direction, support, and oversight to post-baccalaureate education and research at UIW.
Career Services is committed to educating UIW students and Alumni in their career exploration development. Services include individual career counseling, personality and career assessment, resume and cover letter review, career-related workshops, and programs to assist with the necessary skills needed for post-graduation success. In addition, we foster relationships with campus departments and external employers to enhance internship job and career opportunities during the student lifecycle and beyond.
The Student Government Association encourages all students to participate within the University community through student organizations and sponsored activities. It fosters the open sharing of knowledge of University affairs among the students. The Association encourages the development of, and provides the means for, responsible student participation in campus affairs that promote the mission of the University.
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With a beautiful main campus in San Antonio, UIW has locations throughout the city, and South and Central Texas as well as two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Strasbourg, France.
The University of the Incarnate Word Sports and Wellness department consists of the Richard and Jane Cervera Wellness Center, the Ann Barshop Natatorium and the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports as well as the intramural sport department and the club sport department. The purpose of the UIW Sports and Wellnesss is to enrich the lives of the UIW community through fitness, wellness and athletic participation and competition opportunities. UIW students and staff are eligible to compete in intramural sports, while club sports are generally reserved for UIW students. As part of the UIW Mission we extend membership opportunities to the local community.
The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Incarnate Word.