Special Interests Clubs

BSG special interest clubs and organizations provide students a place to express themselves through dance and art or dialogue about politics, social justice, and environmental issues. You don't need to be affiliated with a particular department, major, or career to join.

Want to get involved? Contact the student leader. Want to start a new special interests club? Contact Sam Olson.

Anime Club

The purpose of the Bethel Anime Club is to appreciate and increase understanding of Japanese animation and culture through the critical viewing and discussion of artistically valid and Bethel-appropriate works. The goal is to experience both the personal pleasure that comes from interaction with a good piece of art and the intellectual and spiritual stimulation and growth that occurs when things are seen from a different culture's perspective. Furthermore, the Bethel Anime Club desires that more people be introduced to and become appreciative of the world of Japanese animation.

Chris Lund, Student Leader
Eric Gossett, Advisor

College Democrats

The Bethel College Democrats is a group committed to the application and advancement of Christ's love through our local and national political systems. We stand for social justice, marriage equality, environmental restoration, fair immigration laws, and women's rights, etc. Through group meetings, events with local politicians, and volunteer opportunities, we strive to create a community that is passionate about politics, socially aware, and committed to thinking critically about the world around us.

Taylor Coffin, Student Leader
Adam Johnson, Advisor

College Republicans

Bethel University College Republicans exist to promote the principles, ideals, and thoughts of the Republican Party at Bethel University, and to aid in the success of Republican candidates and ideas in our area and Minnesota. We engage in these goals through regular meetings, speakers, political activism, service projects, and social events with like-minded conservatives within the Bethel community and across the metro area and state.

Jacob Schneider, Student Leader
Daniel Ritchie, Advisor
BCR Facebook Page

Creation Restoration

Creation Restoration is Bethel University's student led club with core values focused solely on caring for God's creation, especially how we as Bethel's faculty, students, and staff can "better" ourselves and the campus by moving in a more sustainable direction.

Collin Veerman and Bethany Campbell, Student Leaders
Kenneth Petersen
, Advisor

GlobeMed

GlobeMed at Bethel is a group of students that work towards global health equity through working in solidarity with non-profit partner organization: REDA, Rural Economic Development Association located in Cambodia. Our three fold model includes:

  1. Partner-raising funds for a specific project and building lasting relationship
  2. Learn-equipping ourselves with a critical understanding of global health and skills to become leaders for today and tomorrow
  3. Ignite-chapter members intern each summer with our partner.

Hannah Thomas and Andre Scarlato, Student Leaders
Naomi Ludeman-Smith, Advisor

International Justice Mission (IJM)

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. The goal of Bethel's chapter is to raise our voices on behalf of victims of injustice through prayer and advocacy, to raise awareness on our campus and community of the reality of oppression in our world, and to raise support to enable IJM to rescue more victims of oppression.

Eva Sedjo, Student Leaders
Christina Busman, Advisor

Mu Kappa

Mu Kappa is a multicultural group on campus designed for missionary kids and international students. We have orientation and mentoring programs as well as other fun events throughout the year.

Mandy Lindberg, Student Leader
Carol Chang, Advisor

Royals Dance Team

We are a competition/performance team for Bethel University. We participate in competitions around the cities, as well as perform at school events such as homecoming, football games, and some basketball games.

Katirena Svoboda and Melanie DeJong, Student Leaders
Sarah Moberg, Advisor

Swing Dance

Brian Krager, Student Leader
April Schmidt, Advisor