Universidad Rural de Guatemala
St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute for Faith and Learning provides faith-based distance learning opportunities in higher education through accessible, affordable, flexible, and high quality undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs, (see About Us, New Program and Degree Options, Academic Programs, and Headquarters). The Institute is an academic unit of Universidad Rural de Guatemala, (URG), an institution of higher learning accredited by El Consejo de la Enseñanza Privada Superior [Council of Private Higher Education], Guatemala. URG is listed as an accredited university in the International Handbook of Universities and is included in the International Association of Universities (IAU) database. The IAU is a UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions.
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute is fully accredited (see Certificate of Membership) by the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA), which operates under the auspices of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education. The Council's cooperating regional associations are: (1) Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA); (2) Asia Theological Association (ATA); (3) the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA); (4) European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA); (5) Euro-Asian Accrediting Association (E-AAA); (6) Association for Evangelical Theological Education in Latin America (AETAL); (7) Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), which is recognized by the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); and (8) South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges (SPABC). Through CETA, St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute enjoys links with over 1,000 Christian institutions in 120 countries across 6 continents. For additional information, see ICETE Directory and Manifesto.
Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute is a full member of the Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración [Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration]. Through the Association, the Institute has mutual course and degree recognition with the Association's 70 member institutions of higher learning listed below, (see Membership).
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute for Faith and Learning has cooperative agreements with:
- The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, (Andhra University), IN
- The Conservatory of Arts of the Serbian Orthodox Church, RS
- The E-Quip Orthodox Distance Studies Program, UK
- The Holmes Institute, AU
- The Faculty of Orthodox Theology, (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu), RO
- Oxford House College, UK
- The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, UK
- St. George College - Jerusalem, IL
- The South African Theological Seminary, ZA
- The School of Health at the University of Northampton, UK
St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute for Faith and Learning now offers 27 certificate, diploma, and degree programs that have been designed to equip the student for service and leadership in the Church. Additionally, there are now dozens of multidisciplinary double major, minor, and concentration options. For additional information see Academic Programs or contact the Registrar.