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Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

With more than 30 clubs and organizations on campus, your opportunities to participate in the life of campus are limited only by your imagination.

Contact: Siobhán Scarry
Bethel College’s online student-run creative journal with features in creative writing, visual art, music, video and other creative media; accepts original entries from Bethel College students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Bethel College-Kansas Association of Nursing Students
Contact: Geraldine Tyrell; Tana Myers
BC-KANS seeks to promote service projects, foster social change in nursing issues, and develop professionalism.
Rock Climbing Club
Contact: Heath Goertzen
Sponsors rock climbing trips; also open to mountaineering and backpacking trips
Clio (history club)
Contact: Mark Jantzen
Bethel’s history club; meets monthly, open to anyone interested or inspired by the muse of history
The Bethel Collegian
Contact: Christine Crouse-Dick; Daniel Ratzlaff; Reece Hiebert
Student-run, free, bi-weekly newspaper that covers campus events, personalities and issues; welcomes writers and photographers from across campus and all perspectives to participate in production
The Thresher (yearbook)
Contact: Donalyn Manion; 
Environmental Action Club
Contact: Jon Piper; Westen Gesell 
Promotes ecology and seeks to increase awareness of how to preserve the earth’s resources
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Contact: Peter Goerzen;
Provides athletes and all students bi-weekly opportunities for fellowship, food and fun
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
Contact:  Claudia Lamp 
Contact: Claudia Lamp
Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ)
Contact: Peter Goerzen; Connick Roe
Dedicated to promoting and organizing the 24/7 moderated tag game Humans vs. Zombies, which promotes cooperation, tactics and paranoid fun.
Math Club
Contact: Lucas Kramer
Open to all students interested in mathematics
Metaphysical Club (philosophy)
Contact: Paul Lewis
Open to anyone with a casual or an academic interest in philosophy, the Metaphysical Club is a chance to think together about a wide range of topics, issues, practices, customs and perspectives.
Multicultural Student Union
Sponsors a number of social and educational events;  open to all members of the student body with an interest in minority student issues
Pi Kappa Delta (forensics)
National honorary forensics society. All forensics students are encouraged to join.
Pre-Health Professions Club
Contact: Dwight Krehbiel
Open to all students interested in a health-related career
Pre-Law Club
Contact: Mark Jantzen
Open to all students interested in studying law
Psychology Colloquium
Contact: Paul Lewis
To disseminate knowledge of current research, practice, etc., and offer a forum for the discussion of such
Service Corps
Gets involved in local and state emergency disaster clean-up, low-income housing rehabilitation and other volunteer service programs
Contact: Brad Kohlman
A leadership organization that builds relations with students and alumni to promote communication regarding careers and lifestyle decisions
Students for Social Change
Contact: Ada Schmidt-Tieszen
Concerned with peace and social justice; seeks to examine and act on world problems on the micro and macro levels
Student Social Work Organization
Contact: Ada Schmidt-Tieszen
Open to all interested in social work and related topics. Members attend the state social work conference and do service projects for local service agencies.
BC National Alliance on Mental Illness (BC NAMI)
BC Kansas National Education Association
Contact: Lisa Janzen Scott
Astronomy Club
Bethel Fitness Club
Contact: Dwight Krehbiel
Board Game Club
Contact: Joanna Bjerum
Disc Golf Club
Contact: Ben Jones
Contact: Ada Schmidt-Tieszen; Becca Schrag; Meredith Stone
Fishing Club
Contact: Shirley Dietzel; Ethan Birdwell
Contact: Becca Schrag; Meredith Stone
Student Government Association (SGA)
Made up of representatives from every class as well as non-traditional students, and from campus organizations; responsible for allocating funds to student clubs, organizing activities and advocating for student rights

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.