The Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University (CIVU) will close effective March 1st, 2022. Until then, CIVU will continue its scheduled musical performances.
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The inquiry Valparaiso University received from the attorney general’s office is related to university compliance with the federal reporting standards for funds received to operate the Confucius Institute as required by the US Department of Education. Valparaiso University is, and always has been, transparent and compliant with the reporting of these funds.
Valparaiso University does not and would not support any kind of endeavor that furthers or promotes communist ideology as doing so would conflict with its Christian mission and purpose and its strong support of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that protects the freedom of speech and religion.
As a university with a liberal arts foundation, the programming offered through the Confucius Institute is consistent with our mission and is exclusively focused on music learning and performance and Chinese language as it relates to that focus.