Bethel College

Affiliate Organizations

Strengthening connections and providing support services

Several affiliate organizations function within Bethel College to strengthen connections and provide additional services to the surrounding communities and the institution.

  • Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) is a community program that includes instruction in string, wind and percussion instruments, piano, Suzuki violin and dance.
  • Bethel College Women’s Association is a women’s group dedicated to making connections with the Bethel College community through special events.
  • KBCU-FM 88.1 Bethel’s student-run radio station
  • Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), an institute within Bethel College to strengthen conflict resolution and peace-building capacities in the communities and institutions it serves
  • Kauffman Museum across the street from the main Bethel College campus, featuring permanent and special exhibits as well as a tallgrass prairie reconstruction
  • Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) collects, preserves and makes available personal papers, documents, periodicals, books and other media related to Mennonite studies.
  • Sand Creek Community Gardens is a peaceful and inviting gardening space for students and neighbors of Bethel College.
  • Sand Creek Trail is a maintained nature trail along the banks of Sand Creek on or adjacent to campus property and also connected to Newton’s Sand Creek Bike/Walking Trail. Perfect for a fitness run or to commune with nature.