If you are a graduate or former student who earned 24 or more credit hours (usually done in one year), you are a member of the Alumni Association. Faculty with one year of service at Bethel are also members.
Since 1894, the Alumni Association has contributed to Bethel’s program and mission. Its purpose, as stated in the constitution, is to
further the interests of Bethel College, to advance the cause of education and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the college and its alumni.
Alumni Council and affiliate groups
An Alumni Association council (known as the Alumni Council) advises and assists the Office of Alumni Relations.
Several groups are under the Alumni Council. The African-American Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association each work closely with the Office of Alumni Relations on special programs and activities.
In addition, a Nursing Alumni Association and the Friends of Bethel College in Germany (Förderverein der Freunde des Bethel Colleges) support specific departments and enhance relationships among alumni.
Alumni mentor and scholarship programs
Through an Alumni Mentor Project, alumni in various professions interact with students as they explore academic majors and career paths.
The Alumni Association also supports two alumni scholarship funds through donations and a credit card affinity program.