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Program Details

Members of The 25 will be given access to exclusive programming and experiences aimed at training up the next generation of female leaders. Each year we will enroll a cohort of 25 incoming students, so that over time the program will sustain 100 students annually across four cohorts. Each member of The 25 will have the opportunity to work with a mentor or mentors throughout their time in the program. Members of The 25 will have the opportunity to develop deep relationships within the cohort with the intent of being a sounding board for each other as they grapple with what it means to be a woman in leadership today, including discussing pressing issues of the day that are shaping our society. 

Applications to join The 25 are closed at this time, but students may email the-25@bethel.edu to inquire about spots on the waitlist. 

Goals and Objectives

  • Gain a window to the world of opportunity across various industries
  • Learn how to use your strengths, passions, and skills to “go beyond"
  • Expand your horizons to think bigger
  • Establish powerful connections with cohort members, alumnae, and community and business leaders that will last a lifetime
  • Ensure you gain the most out of your college experience


Students selected for The 25 are asked to fully invest in the program. Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be an incoming, first-year female undergraduate (CAS) student (Exception: the first two years of the program we will accept 2-3 upperclassmen to serve as student leaders in the program)
  • Commit to participating in all four years of the program
  • Enroll in GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing together as a cohort (when possible)
  • Commit to attending all meetings and events of The 25 (approximately 1-2 hours/week)
  • Commit to meaningfully engage with a mentor (approximately 2-3 hours/month during select periods of the program) 
  • Commit to act as a positive role model to other students in the program
  • Commit to engage, offer thoughtful dialog, and display respect for all cohort members, mentors, and speakers taking part in those conversations
  • $200 program fee/semester

Key Dates

May 3, 2021 | Priority application deadline

May 7, 2021 | Final application deadline

April 26-May 12, 2021 | Interviews

May 15, 2021 | Offers extended 

May 20, 2021 | Student commitments due 

Contact Us

Have questions about The 25? Don't hesitate to reach out. Get in touch by emailing the-25@bethel.edu.