Intercultural Student Programs & Services

As Christians, we're united in our commitment to Christ. Yet, our individual roles and how we follow Him can look very different because of our unique racial and cultural identities.

So, at Bethel, we work hard to make sure these differences are not only recognized but celebrated and enjoyed.

With specific programs and services, we hope to eliminate any barriers that underrepresented students or students of color may have as they acclimate to college life, engage in campus activities, and grow academically and spiritually at Bethel.

In addition to all BSG clubs and organizations as well as Campus Ministries events, we offer many opportunities for students of color to get plugged in at Bethel.

Navigators Orientation

Navigators is a 3-day pre-orientation program (offered right before Welcome Week) designed specifically for incoming students of color with a focus on how to navigate campus life socially, spiritually, and academically. 

Prism Faculty Forum

Each month students of color and Bethel professors get together to talk through strategies and struggles related to college success. It's a chance to build relationships with professors who are committed to your success during your time at Bethel and after you graduate.

Peer Empowerment Program (P.E.P.) 

First-year students of color and returning students of color meet to build relationships and offer mutual social, spiritual, and academic support.

United Cultures of Bethel (UCB)

UCB provides social support networks for:

  • African/African American students (Moya)
  • Indigenous/Native students (First Nations)
  • Mexican and Latino students (Voz Latina)
  • White students (Peace Makers)
  • Asian students (Asian Christian Fellowship)

As part of UCB, student explore their own racial and ethnic identities alongside their peers, engage with other multicultural student organizations from other schools and the community, and develop a Biblical understanding of what it means to be diverse but united in the body of Christ.

Act Six

Act Six is a full-tuition, full-need urban leadership scholarship that prepares and empowers young people from urban communities to change their neighborhoods through education and leadership development.

Learn More

To receive regular emails about upcoming events and opportunities for students of color, send an email to intercultural-programs@bethel.edu.