Warner University is a co-educational, private Christian liberal arts college in Lake Wales, Florida, affiliated with the Church of God. It was founded in 1968 by the South-eastern Association of the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. In 2008, the name was changed to Warner University. Warner is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which is recognized by the US Department of Education and offers 20 undergraduate degree programs for traditional students. Warner also supports a unique training facility known as the HEART (Hunger Education and Resources Training) Institute which is a simulated Third World village which trains students in appropriate technology as well as giving them an opportunity to live in an environment similar to many underdeveloped parts of the world. Warner University teams are nicknamed as the Royals. The university competes at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II level and holds membership in The Sun Conference formerly known as the Florida Sun Conference (FSC). Warner University is currently the only college/university to offer a Mens Volleyball program in the state of Florida. The mens volleyball program participates in the Mid-America Mens Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC). The program has seen much success in the past two seasons, making back to back appearances in the Tachikara-NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament. The Pontious Learning Resource Center serves as the academic library at Warner University. Its collection includes approximately 95,000 books and 8,000 periodical subscriptions in several different formats. The Pontious Learning Resource Center also offers several specialized collections including the Curriculum Materials Center, Instructional Materials Lab and the Pioneer Room. The Pioneer Room houses the Church of God and Warner University archival materials.