Clubs and Organizations
- Accounting Club
- Agape Fire
- American Sign Language Club (ASL Club)
- Billy Kirk Scholar Leadership Program
- International Student Fellowship
- Kingdom Mobilizers
- Mu Kappa
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Description: The Accounting club exists to promote the professional, personal and spiritual development of Bethel College accounting students. The purpose of the accounting club is to introduce students to experiences, employers and mentors who will strengthen student skills in these areas and open their eyes to the potential for ministry in the workplace. Classrooms create competency, but the accounting club creates opportunities.
Description: Agape Fire is a student club that serves to help students explore their relationship with God. Club meetings are built around times of worship and prayer where the focus is on experiencing and sharing God’s love through intercessory prayer for each other, Bethel College, our city, our nation, and our world.
American Sign Language Club (ASL Club)
Description: The ASL Club exists to increase opportunities for ASL students to practice American Sign Language in settings outside the classroom; to host events and trips relevant to students wishing to learn about ASL and the culture which surrounds it; to encourage fellowship among Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people. Any student interested in and with a basic knowledge of ASL skills (knows the manual alphabet and basic introductory phrases) is invited to join.
The Rev. Billy Kirk Scholar Leadership Program
Description: This program honors a man who served as a pastor and leader in the South Bend community for almost 50 years. He embodied the intellectual curiosity, desire for stronger community and spiritual commitment for which we all should strive. This program opens the door to assist minority culture students in their pursuit of a Christian education while freely pursuing leadership development and their life calling. Read more
Advisor: Alex Gonzalez
Bethel Undergraduate Intellectual Leadership Development (BUILD)
Description: The BUILD honors program is composed of students who have high potential for thinking carefully and insightfully about issues that will be important for the next generation, and who also have high potential for influencing and leading others. Read more
Advisor: James Stump
Description: Ignorant is a student club whose goal is to bring awareness and encourage advocacy for social justice issues. Each week, the club screens documentaries about an ongoing conflict in a foreign country, an issue within our own country, or a story of hope. Students are invited to use the information gained from documentaries as a starting point for learning how to make a difference in our world.
Description: International Student Fellowship exists to assist international students in their educational experience at Bethel College. In both a collective setting as well as in a one-on-one setting, the International Student Fellowship advisor assists students with legal documents. INS interpretations and other issues common to international students. The International Student Fellowship also sponsors social events throughout the year.
Description: Kingdom Mobilizers exists to increase missions’ awareness on campus. Students interested in missions meet together every Thursday night from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Shiloh Prayer Chapel. As well as having a new speaker each week, we worship and pray for the nations together to sharpen one another’s understanding of the opportunities and challenges for missionary service.
Description: Mu Kappa International (Greek letters for M & K) is a unique new ministry organized by missionary kids themselves specifically to address their own needs. “By MKs for MKs” aptly describes its overriding focus. The purpose of Mu Kappa International is to help MKs in their cultural transitions; to promote growth, unity and Christian fellowship among chapter members; and to help coordinate the efforts of missions and paramission organizations to maximize the potential of over 30,000 MKs.
Description: The Psychology Club is a student led, open organization to all those on Bethel College’s campus; specifically those who may have a particular interest in the study of psychology. It brings individuals together in an effort to emphasize the importance of Christ-like fellowship, service, leadership, and the furthering of knowledge in psychological fields. The club creates an opportunity for students to learn how to integrate Christianity into the field of psychology. These opportunities include, but are not limited to: meeting to discuss thoughts on the psychology and/or Christian arenas, becoming active members in the community, encouraging others to embrace leadership roles, building confidence of fellow members, and hearing from professionals in the field to gain academic and career insight.
Description: Rotaract is the college equivalent of Rotary, one of the largest service club organizations in the world made up of 1.2 million people. Rotary and Rotaract provide individuals of all professions and educational majors a place to grow professionally and serve their communities through various projects and activities. Bethel College’s Rotaract Club meets twice monthly in a formal setting to 1) hear from a guest speaker, 2) plan volunteer activities and 3) network. Volunteer activities could range from helping provide tutoring in a school, helping clean a park or helping at the local homeless shelter. There really are no limits. Bethel Students are also given an opportunity to attend the South Bend Rotary Club to see a bigger picture and network with professionals in our community. Involvement helps expose Bethel student to many opportunities that can be available to them as they enter their professional life.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Description: SIFE is a worldwide organization that works with leaders and university students to create positive change in the business and professional world. At Bethel, we desire to create not just positive change, but also real impact for the Kingdom of God. Because of this, Bethel SIFE has the goal of developing leaders who are committed to serving God with their future profession. To accomplish this goal, Bethel SIFE will identify and meet needs in the community to the best of our ability. Through participation in Bethel SIFE, the student will gain real experience in how to serve the Lord through business.