Voth Hall is a tight-knit community located on the east side of the Bethel College campus. Built in 2000, this three-story building houses 50 women and 40 men, separated into five wings. Each suite, with a maximum capacity of four, boasts a private bathroom, bunkable/loftable beds, desks, desk chairs, wardrobes, two chest of drawers and resident-controlled central heat and air.
Each wing has a private lounge area with cable TV and space for studying or hanging out with friends. Voth is famous for large bright rooms with big windows and for its convenient access to all other residence halls. Voth Hall is the only hall boasting a sand volleyball pit, five TV lounges, private study rooms, vending machines, ice machine and elevator.
For those who want to get involved in campus life, Voth offers many opportunities. Freshmen may become involved in planning monthly hall activities. Some halls have decorated their lounges, planned hall functions or become involved in Fall Festival fund-raising. Social programs have included bowling, cookouts, community outreach, Halloween parties, block parties, Christmas decorating contests and many others.
There are six Residence Life staff members in Voth Hall. The professional staff person is the resident director (RD), who lives in Voth Hall. There are also five resident assistants (RAs), one on each wing, to help facilitate a sense of community. The staff plans and presents programs throughout the year to help foster educational and social skills. The Voth environment is social and fun. Voth Hall is a great place to live!
Meet your resident director
Amber Chalashtari: Amber is originally from a rural community in eastern Colorado. She graduated from McPherson (Kan.) College with a Bachelor of Arts in interior design. She will complete her elementary education degree here at Bethel in spring 2013.
While at McPherson, Amber was a resident assistant for two years. Following graduation, she worked at The Great Indoors in Colorado as a kitchen and bath designer, before returning to Kansas to work at McPherson College for four year as an admissions and financial aid counselor. She has been an RD at Bethel since 2006. Amber is married to Jason and they have three boys.
Every year is a new and exciting adventure, says Amber.
No two years are the same. There is the thrill of getting to know the new students and the joy of seeing students move on to the next phase in their lives. I truly enjoy being a part of students’ lives.
Meet your resident assistants
Wesley Goodrich: I am a Senior from Independence, Little House on the Prairie, Kan. I am a junior and am a pre-med in biology major with a neuroscience certificate. If you like ping-pong, pool, movies or trivia, hit me up.
Mariah Ekart: I am a Junior majoring in athletic training. I am from Wamego, Kan., and play softball. Batman is the bomb, so don’t hate! I enjoy the great outdoors, eating lots of food, sports, animals and having fun. I’m pretty friendly and love talking to people, so don’t be afraid to say hi. Oh, and be warned: I am also a bit of a nerd. I can’t wait to meet everyone!