Social Life

The Director of Student Activities is responsible for coordinating College programs. The student-run Student Activities Council is responsible for providing a wide range of activities on campus. These include cultural events, concerts, dances, comedians, and a variety of other activities.

Student clubs and organizations are registered with and funded by the Student Government Association (SGA). Club officers are responsible for budget planning and management. Clubs are available for students with varying interests. Black Student Union, Equestrian Club, Outdoor Club, Foreign Language clubs, major and departmental clubs are examples of the more than 40 active clubs. Students are encouraged to form new clubs when there is sufficient interest.

Fraternities and sororities constitute important social groups for men and women on campus. There are five fraternities and three sororities that are nationally affiliated. Their membership constitutes approximately 35% of the student body. Representatives from each serve on agencies which coordinate fraternal affairs and activities.

Fraternities represented are Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, and Phi Kappa Tau. Sororities are Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha .

The D. Duane and Suzi Cummins Community Center, provides a place for students, faculty, and staff to go for a workout in the 24-hour fitness facility or to gather for conversation and relaxation. It also houses the Bethany College Department of Safety and Security.

In the past few years, Bethany programs centering on international business, American business, and American politics, have brought an array of distinguished speakers and visitors to the campus to meet with students and faculty.

Other activities on campus that are well supported by student participation include theatre, a variety of musical groups, intercollegiate and intramural sports, and student-run clubs. The campus media (an online campus newspaper, a magazine, a literary magazine, an internet radio station, and a cable TV station) command much student interest and involvement.