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On January 24, Briar Cliff announced a $2 million endowment by the Sisters of St. Francis establishing the Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Theology. The legacy gift is one of the largest in the University’s history and the first time an endowed chair has been gifted to Briar Cliff.

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Briar Cliff Health Updates: Coronavirus

May 15, 2020

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Briar Cliff Elects New Student Government Executive Board

May 14, 2020

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the new executive board for student government (BCSG). ..


BCU Business Students Rank in Global Business Simulation Game

May 6, 2020

Briar Cliff business administration students, Trudy Timblin, Ana Freire and Jose Guerini ranked in the Global Top 100 in The Business Strategy Game against hundreds of teams...


Briar Cliff Announces GOLD Alumni Award Recipient

May 6, 2020

Briar Cliff University announced on Tuesday the recipient of the 2020 GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) is Mackenzie Lien...


Briar Cliff Announces Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

May 6, 2020

Briar Cliff University announced on Friday the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award is Matt Holmes...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Erin Gaitsch

May 5, 2020

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Erin Gaitsch’s story...


Student Blog: Senior Reflection - Claire Schaefer

May 5, 2020

All of our students have incredible stories about the journey that brought them to Briar Cliff and how their experience here helped them become who they are today. This is Claire Schaefer’s story...


Briar Cliff’s Patricia Feese Adds Emergency Operations Coordinator to Responsibilities

May 1, 2020

Briar Cliff University announces Patricia (Patty) Feese, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, to serve as Emergency Operations Coordinator...


Briar Cliff University President Earns PhD

Apr 30, 2020

Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from Drake University. After nearly four years of pursing this degree, Karstens successfully defended her dissertation on April 29, 2020...


Briar Cliff University Receives Grant to Support Charger Cupboard

Apr 9, 2020

Briar Cliff University was recently awarded a grant from Delta Dental Foundation of Iowa, in effort to support food insecurities of students due to COVID-19. The grant will support the Charger Cupboard, an on-campus food panty that provides nonperishable foods and personal care items to students in need. Currently, Briar Cliff has roughly 115 students continuing to reside in the dorms during the pandemic...