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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. 

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.

Alyssa Spofford and Devin Awe, Student Leaders
Eric Gossett, Advisor
General Website: Anime

Beta Climbing Club

Beta Climbers aim to explore and discover the joy of climbing.

Mitch Brunkow, Chad Prescher, Student Leaders
Jay Milbrandt, Advisor

Better Together Club

Better Together strives to: create an environment where students can express their own faith stories and beliefs and learn about others. Provide an opportunity for students to learn about other faith traditions, and build relationships with people who identify with other faith traditions. Help students learn the importance of respectful dialogue when engaging differences and the ability to disagree with someone on seemingly fundamental issues and still work together for a common cause. Students will have a better understanding of other religious traditions through listening to guest speakers and attending educational events. The goal is that stereotypes and preconceived notions about certain faith traditions will be dismantled, and students can put a face to a previous label and find richness and beauty in stories with a worldview much different than their own.

Janna Burger and Keeley McCall, Student Leaders
Emily Allen, Advisor

CityFront Ministries

The goal of CityFront is to bring love, service, and consistency to our brothers and sisters, and meet spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. CityFront provides space for the Lord to use us, Bethel students, to show grace and offer love, because we have been shown endless grace and love ourselves because of the Cross.
II Corinthians 4: 5-6

Jenna Rylaarsdam, Student Leader
Paul Eddy, Advisor
General Website: CityFront Ministries

College Republicans

We exist to promote the principles and ideals of the Republican Party at Bethel University, and to aid in the success of Republican candidates in our area and Minnesota. We also seek to make sure students are educated on the issues in our nation and to equip them to advocate for their convictions.

Sterling Harer, Student Leader
Daniel Ritchie, Advisor
General Website: BCR

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.

Bradley Dawson and Whitney Loher, Student Leaders
Kenneth Petersen
, Advisor

Disability Awareness Group

Our mission is to work together to raise awareness on a variety of topics surrounding disability, to break commonly held stereotypes, and to create a community of inclusion and acceptance for all people.

Ellen Swedinzski and Jordyn Carlson, Student Leader
Kara Fifield, Advisor
General Website: BethelDAG


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.

Andi Tauer and Teresa Murray, Student Leaders
Laura Sanchez, Advisor

International Justice Mission (IJM)

Our mission as the Bethel University chapter focuses on raising financial support for IJM, educating Bethel students of IJM's mission and the injustices they face, and offering hands-on volunteer opportunities to make a realistic change within the Twin Cities.

Sarah Lawrence, Student Leader
Christina Busman, Advisor

Model UN

Matt Stock, Student Leader
Chris Moore, Advisor

Mu Kappa

MuKappa's goal is to make sure no TCK/MK/international students’ struggles go unnoticed.

Lydia Johnson, Student Leader
Carol Chang, Advisor

Royals Dance Team

The Bethel University dance team strives to glorify God, support Bethels athletic teams and provide spirit to the Bethel community.

Kaity LunacekHalle McDonough, and Christie Moekly, Student Leaders
Sarah Moberg, Advisor

Swim Club

Create an environment where TCK/MK/international students feel understood and where they can socialize without compromising their own backgrounds.

Ellie Wilcox, Student Leader
Gretchen Wrobel, Advisor

Swing Dance

Emily Boole and Kelsey Sagen, Student Leaders
April Schmidt, Advisor
General Website: Swing Dance Club

Want to start a new special interests club? Contact Kelsey Spies.

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