International Hindu University is a not-for-profit, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06.
Religious institutions that meet the requirements found in Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code are not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission for Independent Education and are not required to obtain licensure. Section 1005.06(1)(f), F.S. reads:
“Hinduism ... gave itself no name, because it set itself no sectarian limits; it claimed no universal adhesion, asserted no sole infallible dogma, set up no single narrow path or gate of salvation; it was less a creed or cult than a continuously enlarging tradition of the God ward endeavor of the human spirit. An immense many-sided and many staged provision for a spiritual self-building and self-finding, it had some right to speak of itself by the only name it knew, the eternal religion, Santana Dharma...” – Sri Aurobindo