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Clubs and Organizations

With more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus, your opportunities to participate in the life of campus are limited only by your imagination.

BeLonGTo
Contact: Kaci Wilson or Meredith Lehman; Kendall Hiebert or Viviana Rodriguez
BelongTo is an anonymous group for students that idntify as LGBTQIA+ or questioning. We look to provide a support group for students, particularly those who are not ready/safe to come out. We are also looking to take on the role of a Gay-straight alliance as well to involve a larger portion of the community
 
Bethel Gospel Choir
Contact: Peter Goerzen
The Bethel Gospel Choir will serve as a new musical group created by students in the hopes of creating a space for an alternative style of worship and praise. While cultivating a supportive community. It will be a space for anyone, with an emphasis on students with color to work with a group focuing on the gospel and an alternative/improvisational style of music. The group will offer the college another layer of diversity and a gate way into developing and celebrating new cultures
 
Clio (history club)
Contact: Mark Jantzen; Jaxie Gerk
Clio hosts various history themed events for students, by offering museum trips, historically themed movie showings, and other opportunities of historical and sociological value.
 
The Bethel Collegian
Contact: Christine Crouse-Dick; Bethany Powels
The Collegian is the official newspaper of Bethel College, and serves as a medium for communication to the student body and the College community. News stories concerning current campus, national, and international events that are of interest to the student body shall be published. The Collegian functions as a learning tool by providing the students of Bethel College with an opportunity to develop their organizational, financial, journalistic, and graphic design skills.
 
Diversity Council
Contact: Ana Parra; Linda Moyo
The Diversity Council, a council under the SGA Executive Branch, is the campus diversity board made up of Ambassadors from each cultural organization that serves in the best interest for Bethel’s diverse population. Charged with implementing programs and/or services that creates a safe and inclusive environment for each student and member of the community.
 
Environmental Action Club
Contact: Jon Piper; Mia Loganbill 
Promotes ecology and seeks to increase awareness of how to preserve the earth’s resources.
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Contact: Tony Hoops; Chase Anderson
Provides athletes and all students bi-weekly opportunities for fellowship, food and fun.
 
FemCore
Contact: Christine Crouse Dick or Jennifer Chappel Deckert
FemCore is a feminist collective that brings awareness to gender and social issues on a campus, state, national, and global scale. FEMCORE also stands as an advocacy group as well as a safe- space.
 
International Student Club
Contact: Larry Rice; Joshua McBeth or Matheus Tavares
Wishes to introduce different cultures and bring diversity to the Bethel College Campus. This club will increase understanding of many cultures from around the world and within the United States.
 
The Music Club
Contact: Joel Boettger; Caleb Abbot
The Student Government Association Senate is charged with addressing and developing policies that impact the student experience. Charged with the oversight of the Student Activity Fee and services provided by the SGA, the Senate works to set the student experience each year. A total of fourteen senators are elected to serve on the Senate with representation from each class, the student body, and the commuter population.
 
The Outdoors Club
Contact: Zachary Esau
Club for advance and experienced angulers, or anyone who wants to learn more about fishing. Also a club for anyone who wants to have an excus to go outside.
 
Registered Student Organization Council
Contact: Ana Parra; Ahmed Fall
The RSO Council is composed of one voting member from each active Registered Student Organizations. The Council serves in the advisory capacity to the Student Government Association in matters relating to Registered Student Organizations policies, procedures and guidelines. Typically, the Registered Student Organization President/Chair/Director will represent the organization, but each President may send a designee to the Council Meetings.
 
RPG Club
Contact: Nathan Kroeker; Capri Stevenson-Bisom
RPG Club will be a place where students can come and unwind and play role-playing game like dungeon and dragons and Call of Cthulu. Students can be as involved as they want to causually come to sessions or to to DM a mission, they canaccommodate their scheduule and workload to find the time and place they need to relax and play some games.
 
Student Government Association (SGA)
Contact: Ana Para; Alayna Wallace
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
 
SGA Executive Council
Contact: Ana Para; Alayna Wallace
The Student Government Association Executive Council is charged with the oversight of all student organizations and working to address student concerns and issues to increase the overall student experience at Bethel College. The Executive Council sets the tone for the entire SGA and represents the student interest at the faculty, staff, administration, Board of Directors and community level. The Student Body President and Vice-President are elected each spring and a cabinet of four Secretaries are appointed each year to carry out the mission of the SGA.
 
SGA Judicial Council
Contact: Ana Para; Jaxie Gerk
The Student Government Association Judicial Council serves as the adjudicators for the student body. Charged with carrying out the Student Conduct Process and assigning sanctions to students who violate policies, the Judicial Council carries out the Code of Conduct for all students and the community.
 
SGA Student Senate
Contact: Ana Para; Kalynn Wiles
The Student Government Association Senate is charged with addressing and developing policies that impact the student experience. Charged with the oversight of the Student Activity Fee and services provided by the SGA, the Senate works to set the student experience each year. A total of fourteen senators are elected to serve on the Senate with representation from each class, the student body, and the commuter population.
 
Social Work Student Organization
Contact: Jennifer Chappel Deckert; Briley Young
Student Social Work Organization offers students the opportunity to learn more about the social work profession. The Student Social Work Organization provides opportunities to participate in service to the community, advocacy for social justice, and to join together with like-minded students in social and educational activities.
 
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Contact: Ana Para; Camryn Harrison
Student Activities Council, a council under the SGA Executive Branch, is the campus programming board, is responsible for campus events and entertainment. SAC plans and produces activities for the entire campus, such as Welcome of Week, Spring Fling, Bubbert’s and much more. Any student who enjoys event planning and entertainment is welcome to join SAC.
 
YAWP!
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.

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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.