Our Mission

Bethel University, affiliated with the Missionary Church, is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

Our Heritage and Community Ethos

Bethel University, founded in 1947 as a Christian liberal arts university by the Missionary Church, a denomination with roots in both the Mennonite and Methodist traditions, is a study of God’s blessing coupled with visionary leadership and effective management. Throughout its early history Bethel was a relatively small residential university with enrollment between 400 and 500 hundred students. In the 1990’s, Bethel University experienced a period of rapid enrollment growth, development of new academic programs and expansion of the university’s physical campus.

At the undergraduate level, Bethel offers majors in the liberal arts and sciences as well as professional programs in the fields of education, business, nursing and pastoral ministry. In addition, Bethel offers the following degrees at the Master’s level: Business Administration (M.B.A.), Education (M.A.T., M.Ed.), Ministry (M.Min.), Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.), Nursing (M.S.N.), and Counseling (M.A.C.).

Bethel is a university of deep Christian commitment. We believe that Christian education is more than teaching theology based on biblical truths; it is teaching students how to apply those truths and values in their day-to-day lives. Consistent with the university’s strong evangelical emphasis, co-curricular programming includes a broad variety of international ministry trips and local community service opportunities. In addition, Bethel offers study abroad programs within the formal curriculum.

Our Educational Philosophy

Bethel University is an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Missionary Church. The university affirms its commitment to provide liberating programs, while holding to its Christian responsibility to be a witness and participant in the contemporary world. As a Christian university, we accept the person of Jesus Christ and His Gospel as normative for the values we seek to understand, live and communicate.

To these ends, and consistent with our mission to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service, we desire that each Bethel graduate should:

  1. Challenge their mind through:
    1. An awareness of the accumulating body of knowledge as an incentive for study and research;
    2. The ability to think analytically and critically, to appreciate the thinking and culture of others, and to communicate effectively and creatively;
    3. Competence through acquired understanding and skills considered fundamental to certain professions or areas of specialization.
  2. Enlarge their vision by:
    1. A heart of compassion for people from differing religious, racial, ethnic and economic contexts while recognizing our world citizenship;
    2. An appreciation of God's creation and of humanity's cultural achievements in the arts and sciences as an outgrowth of increased understanding;
  3. Be equipped as a whole person by:
    1. Social and civic attitudes which lead to responsible participation in human relationships and stewardship of the created order;
    2. An understanding of the factors in the physical, mental and spiritual development of one's own personal growth;

We propose to accomplish this mission by: (Letters correspond to categories above)

  • Creating quality teaching-learning experiences which consist of studies in common areas of learning, together with studies which develop knowledge and skill in one or more particular curricula; (A)
  • Fostering a spirit of scholarship, inquiry and independent study which provides stimulus and a foundation for a life of learning; (A)
  • Offering experiences beyond the classroom which contribute to the development of the broadly educated individual and the competent professional; (B)
  • Encouraging all members within the university community to develop personal relationships that foster and sustain growth in spiritual, intellectual, physical and social dimensions, as well as in professional competence; (C)
  • Striving to prepare students to serve the Church, the community and the society at large; (C)
  • Challenging everyone within the Bethel University community to pursue a life of total Christian commitment. (A,B,C)

The Bethel Vision and Priorities

The mission of Bethel University is to be a community of learners building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and world. Bethel's liberating academic programs challenge the mind, enlarge the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

In Spring 2018, Bethel launched its GROW Agenda 2018-2022, focused on opening new doors to Bethel for future students.  The value behind this focus is, we can't influence students we don't have.  Throughout Fall and Winter 2017, a multi-disciplinary research and planning team produced four initiatives of highest return, which was later unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees in early 2018 and endorsed to very high levels by faculty, staff, and administrators. 

The primary foci are: (1)  adding several new sports teams and an athletic facility, (2) adopting new recruitment methodologies and external partners in digital marketing and Web development, (3) double the number of online-format programs from 11 to 22, and (4) a variety of small, niche enrollment projects (e.g. a debt-free path through Bethel for the poorest students, launching a Computer Science major in Fall 2019, launching a corporate partnership to provide MA in Counseling degrees in house, etc.).  Simultaneously, to support a 60% growth in Admissions visitors over the past three years, a Welcome Center facility is already funded. 

Bethel Is Accredited By

  • The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440
  • Indiana Division of Professional Standards, 251 East Ohio Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2133
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-1023
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 or
  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Indiana State Board of Nursing, Health Professions Bureau, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Public Laws 16, 346, 550 and 894, for training veterans and their survivors

Bethel Is a Member Of or Partners With

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190
  • The Council for Adult and Experiental Learning (CAEL), 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 1930, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI/ICIF)
  • Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE)
  • Jerusalem University College
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Organization of Associate Degree Nurses (N-OADN)
  • Northern Indiana Consortium for Education (NICE)

Programs of Study

Bethel University offers programs of study leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.C.), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (M.A.P.M.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science in Nursing for Nurse Educators and Administrators (M.S.N.), Master of Arts in Ministries (M.A.Min.), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) degrees. Minors are optional unless specifically required to support a given major. In such cases the description of the major includes this requirement.

Center for Academic Success

The Katherine J. Gribbin Learning Commons (LC) is a study space designed for individual and group work with access to technology and tutors in a learning-oriented environment. Committed to collaboration, creativity, excellence, hospitality, and service, the LC is as a “one-stop shop” for student academic support where students are empowered to attain their learning goals. Peer tutors in a variety of subject areas are available in the LC, and students may drop-in for a tutoring session or reserve time with a peer tutor to meet in -person or online through our web-based schedule. For an appointment contact us at bethel.mywconline or 574-807-7788.

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) equips students for academic success. We provide individualized accommodations for students with disabilities. Our testing center is specifically designed to facilitate accommodated testing and is outfitted to serve as a learning lab with accessible software and hardware to support all aspects of the learning process. For an appointment or more information, contact us at 574-807-7460 or

Students can also obtain academic assistance through the Peer Academic Coaching program or with a staff member.

Office of Career Services

The office of career services (OCS) assists students with identifying strengths, discovering career options, researching internships and job opportunities and developing résumés. The OCS hosts multiple events on campus to help students find potential employment, internships and service opportunities. The OCS helps prepare students to enter the job market before graduating. To set up an appointment with a career development specialist, you may contact us at bethel.mywconline or 574-807-7096.

Office of Service Learning

The Office of Service Learning (OSL) helps students utilize their talents for the Lord through serving others. The center does this by offering students ways to connect locally, respond nationally and serve globally. An online posting of current community volunteer needs is maintained by the OSL and provides students with the opportunities to serve in the local Michiana community. The OSL seeks to engage the Bethel community in kingdom building beyond the campus. You can get involved by contacting the office at 574-807-7414 or

First Year Experience Program

All first-time, full-time, traditional-aged, baccalaureate (nonassociate) degree students participate in the First Year Experience program. Upon registration, students will be placed in a small group and assigned two professors and two upperclass students who serve as mentors. This program is designed to assist students in making a smooth transition to university life. The group will also remain together for a block of core course work. Not included are part-time, adult and transfer students.


Varsity Athletics at Bethel University include competition in baseball and rugby for men; lacrosse, softball and volleyball for women; and basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, swimming and diving, golf, track and tennis for both. Bethel University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and adheres to the academic and social standing prescribed by the association. The university also holds membership in the Mid -Central College Conference and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

The Intramural Program provides opportunities for both men and women to participate in organized competitive and recreational activities. Exercise and weight rooms are available in Goodman Gymnasium and Sailor Residential Center for students, faculty and staff to use, with proper identification.

Bethel University 21st Century Scholars Support Services

Twenty-first Century Scholars are provided with a multifaceted support system while attending Bethel University. During the freshman year they participate in the Freshman Year Experience Program. Students are placed in a small group and assigned a professor and an upper- class student who serve as mentors. The group also remains together for a block of core coursework. This program is designed to assist students in making a smooth transition to university life.

Also available are the resources of the Center for Academic Success (CAS). The CAS provides peer tutoring, individual help in writing essays and research papers, assistance in time management techniques and tips on study skills or test taking.

The CAS also helps students locate other needed services. Students who experience a high degree of test anxiety may be referred to the Bethel University Counseling Center for assistance with stress management. Students who exhibit signs of a learning disability may be referred to a local educational psychologist for testing or to another medical professional for vision or hearing testing. Those students with documented learning disabilities are provided with special assistance in taking exams.

Students who are on academic probation arrange individual study plans with the CAS director.

Bethel Living

Our students share the experience of a university program aimed at development in the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social/psychological and professional competence areas. Whether it’s sharpening your professional skills in a club with like-minded students, participating in musical, dramatic or athletic activities, or simply enjoying campus life, a concert or outing, it’s happening at Bethel. These activities are designed with students in mind so they may be assisted in developing a sense of purpose, a greater degree of autonomy and a satisfying network of relationships with other people. See the student handbook for a listing of clubs and groups.

Bowen Library

The Otis R. and Elizabeth Bowen Library supports the educational mission of Bethel University with a rapidly growing collection of resources and a variety of services. Special collections may be found in the Bowen Museum and Archives, the Missionary Church Archives and Historical Collections, and the Bethel University Archives.

The Bowen Library provides access to its resources through its catalog, which provides access to books whether print or electronic, and through its over ninety databases, which provide access to journal literature. For material that the library does not own, the library provides online tools, such as WorldCAT, that help in locating needed material, and it also offers interlibrary loan services that allow Bethel faculty, staff, and students to request material from libraries across the country. The Bowen Library is also a member of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). As part of this membership, Bethel faculty, staff, and students can request material from another PALNI library with a simple click. Through its membership in the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), Bethel faculty, staff, and students can also borrow materials from any other academic library in Indiana, including Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame.

Education Resource Center

The Education Resource Center houses curriculum and juvenile books for grades K-12. The center also provides a laboratory for making projects and classroom games. Instructional aids and kits are available for field experiences. The center is intended for Education majors, but all Bethel students and staff are encouraged to make use of the equipment and supplies. It is housed in the Bowen Library.

Lifestyle Expectations

Bethel University is a Christian institution dedicated to the education of the whole person. We are committed to the integration of faith, learning and living as an ongoing process. As people gathered for the development of our members and for the purpose of extending Christ’s kingdom in the world, Bethel strives to assist students in developing into mature Christian men and women who are equipped to meet all of life’s challenges and opportunities.

Members of the Bethel community agree to live in accordance with the values, expectations, and goals of the university as expressed in the Community Life Covenant and Student Handbook. If the conduct of any member of the university community is found to be in violation of these standards or to be detrimental to one’s own personal development or to that of other members of the community, we seek to aid that person. However, if that member shows serious or continued violation of responsibility, the university may dismiss them from the community. A copy of the Community Life Covenant and the Student Handbook may be found at the following link:

Photograph Usage

While on campus, Bethel students may be photographed via still photography or video. These pictures may be included in university-related materials unless students tell administrators otherwise.


The Bethel Beacon, the student newspaper, is published online and provides a student view of activities at the university.

The Crossings is Bethel’s online literary magazine, produced by students and issued by the language & literature division. The Crossings not only publishes the winners of the annual Bethel Writing Contest but also highlights poetry, short fiction and nonfiction prose of other Bethel students, faculty and staff.

Residence Life

All students under 21, except those who live in their own homes, are expected to live in the university residence halls and participate in a meal plan during their first four semesters at Bethel. Housing preference is given to single, traditional undergraduate students. Policies concerning campus life follow the standards stated above and are embodied in the Student Handbook and Residence Hall Guidelines, which is given to every student during the orientation program.

Life in each residence hall is overseen by the resident director and a staff of student resident assistants. This residence hall staff provides immediate counseling and leadership in the activities of the residence hall.

Spiritual Life

Bethel desires to foster Christian insight, growth and commitment. Some of the regularly featured events are chapel services, vespers, Spiritual Emphasis Week and mentoring discipleship programs.

Chapel and Midweek Small Group Gatherings are held weekly to engage students, faculty and staff in spiritual conversations, teaching and corporate worship.  Chapel services include guest speakers, musical and theatrical performances, extended times of praise and worship, faculty testimonies, and special series.

Through the fall Spiritual Emphasis Week and the spring Go Conference, Chapel services are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel auditorium.  Following these weeks, the larger Chapel gatherings continue to meet every Monday and Friday, while Midweek Small Group gatherings meet across the campus at designated times and locations.  Several Midweek Small Group offerings meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., while others take place throughout the week at various times and locations.

Vespers services are conducted each Wednesday evening on the campus under the direction of the Spiritual Team.

Sunday Worship is available both mornings and evenings in numerous churches in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. Students are expected to attend and participate in the services and activities of a local church on a regular basis.

Spiritual Emphasis Services are held each fall. During this period a guest speaker ministers at the chapel hour and in specially scheduled evening services.

GO Conference is held over a week each January and emphasizes God’s work and mission throughout the world. Various presentations are offered which provide students an opportunity to delve into specific missional themes that may be of interest.

Deeper Life Conference is a three-day event scheduled in late March/early April, during which a guest speaker addresses three chapels and two evening services for the purpose of challenging believers to a deeper commitment of faith.

Student Government

All full-time students (12 hours or more) of Bethel University are voting members of the Bethel University Student Association. The governing body of the association is the Student Council (StuCo).

StuCo promotes student and university-community interests through self-government and student organizations. Membership in the council includes its four executive officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and recording secretary) five students from the freshman and sophomore classes (underclass officers), five students from the junior and senior classes (upperclass officers), four resident assistants, and the chairpersons of the four permanent student committees (Student Spiritual Life, Social Life, Multicultural Life, and Media). Through its standing committees, StuCoworks with Student Development and the Alumni Board to plan and promote traditional student activities, as well as aid student-founded clubs and organizations achieve their goals. StuCo also provides student representatives for permanent faculty committees.

Wellness Center

Counseling and health services are available to all traditional-age, full-time Bethel University students. It is the primary purpose of the Wellness Center to assist the student to develop his/her fullest potential in personal, emotional and spiritual areas of life while at Bethel University. The Center is under the direction of the student development office, with specialists available in health care, therapeutic counseling, and other specific areas of wellness.

Campus Facilities

Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, (St. Joseph County), Bethel University is an 81-acre urban-situated campus close to a wide range of recreational opportunities. The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are less than an hour away, and the city of Chicago is just 90 miles from campus. Additionally, Bethel is located near five universities, including the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend and down the street from the second-largest shopping district in the state. The University is close to nearly 50 parks, including Mishawaka’s three-mile Riverwalk development, which was built on a reclaimed former factory site. The park connects to a 16-mile bike path along the St. Joseph River.

Academic Buildings:

Art Center

Bethel’s well-equipped Art Center provides ample lighting and spacious accommodations for drawing, painting and design in its first floor Main Studio. The lower level houses the computer lab, photographic studios and faculty offices.

Benton Building

This former residential building houses the Bethel University Media Center, with offices for the Beacon, Helm, Pilot Radio and Bethel Prime Time.

Bowen Library

Constructed in 1983, and named for Governor Otis Bowen, this two-story building consists of the circulation area, the reference area, book stacks, various individual study carrels and lounge area, student computers, copiers, printers and scanners. Additionally, the Missionary Church Archives and the Otis Bowen Museum & Archives are located in the building.

Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio is the home of all the Ceramics majors. Inside are kilns, throwing wheels, and plenty of table space for constructing your ceramic pieces. There is also a workshop where the painting students build their stretchers for canvas.

Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts

The Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center was completed in 1996 and named in honor of Quinton Everest and Seth Rohrer, two of the university’s founders. The building houses the Weaver Art Gallery, an 880-seat auditorium, a reception hall, classrooms, practice facilities, and offices. Students, staff, faculty, and visitors gather regularly in the auditorium for chapel services, concerts, and theatrical productions.

Middleton Hall of Science

Constructed in 1963, the Middleton Hall of Science contains classrooms as well as labs for chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, physiology, and nursing classes. It was renovated and expanded in 2017 to include two new high-definition nursing simulation labs.

Miller/Moore Academic Center

Built in 2000, the Academic Center is a five-level 74,000 sq. foot faculty office and classroom building. Each classroom contains a comfortable environment for students to learn as well as applicable teaching tools such as white boards, digital projectors, and computers.

Office Buildings:

Van & Jean Gates Welcome Center (Admission Office)

The Admission Office is the first point of contact for many prospective students. It houses offices for admission counselors and support staff. The building is one of only a few structures left from when the campus was originally purchased in 1947.

Campus Safety Building

The Division of Campus Safety is a service-oriented agency dedicated to providing qualified, trained officers to ensure Bethel University will benefit from an “at home” atmosphere 24 hours a day.

Dining Commons

Built in 1978 and renovated in 2011, Bethel’s Dining Commons includes a large student dining hall and president’s dining and conference area. In addition, a serving area features salad, lunch, dinner and beverage bars as well as a "grab-and-go" counter. Students gather in the Dining Commons for meals and special events such as the Midnight Breakfast and the Senior Banquet. The lower level of the complex contains two classrooms (CC 101 & CC 102).

Huffman Administration Building

The Administration Building, completed in 1952, was the first building constructed on campus. It was later renamed the Huffman Administration Building in honor of Jasper Huffman, who was an early advocate of founding a church- based university. When the university opened in 1947, Huffman became the first Dean of the School of the Bible. In the early years the building housed the dining hall, library, and classrooms, now it contains administrative and faculty offices.

Shiloh Prayer Chapel

Located near Founders’ Village and Oakwood Hall, the Shiloh Prayer Chapel serves as a focal point between the residence halls – reminding students to build their university lives around prayer and worship. Dedicated in 1996, the quaint structure is used throughout the academic year for small prayer gatherings.

Summers Maintenance Building

The Summers Maintenance Building, built in 1964, was dedicated in 1993 in honor of George Summers, a former Physical Plant Director. The recently expanded structure houses the Grounds, Transportation and Maintenance Departments.

Sufficient Grounds and Campus Store

Sufficient Grounds provides space for students, faculty and staff to dine, study and fellowship. Renovated and expanded in 2013, it also offers conference and meeting space for the public, as well as a stage for events like open mic nights and live performances. The Campus Store is a one-stop-shop for textbooks and Bethel gear; it also houses the Mailroom and Events and Conference Services Offices.

Taylor Memorial Chapel

This historic log church, built over a century ago near Union, Michigan, is situated in the far southwest corner of the Bethel campus. Dedicated in honor of Reverend Albert Taylor and his son, Reverend Stanley Taylor, Ed. D., the rustic structure, now lovingly restored, provides a place of meditation and worship for Bethel students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. The Taylor Memorial Chapel also serves as a beautiful location for small weddings.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers a variety of counseling services to students to assist them in developing their fullest physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential while attending Bethel University. Professional counselors are available for personal, placement and mental health counseling. There is no fee for full-time students.


Bridges Hall

Bridges Hall, opened its doors to students in January 2009. Bridges Hall houses 94 female students in three floors of spacious 4-person suites. Amenities include comfortably furnished lounges, a three-story common room with a fireplace, a conference room, enclosed study rooms, laundry facilities, and an elevator.

Eastwood Hall

Located in Eastwood Village, the Eastwood Apartments provide housing for married students.

Eby Hall

A duplex housing unit, Eby Hall is also located in Founders’ Village.

Founders’ Village Hall

Founders’ Village is comprised of four apartment-style student dormitories and a duplex housing unit. Egle, Lambert, Ramseyer and Brenneman Halls are named after four families whose influence led to the founding of Bethel University. Each unit has 12 apartments with kitchen units.

LaSalle Street Housing

This is a two-story 4 bedroom 2 bath home with a full kitchen and laundry access. This unit has 1434 sq. ft. It has central air on the lower level and window A/C upstairs.

Logan Village

Located just outside Bethel’s campus, Logan Village is a collection of 12 townhouses housing married students.

Lowell Street Housing

A variety of houses are owned by the university on Lowell Street. These units are used as rental property for students.

Oakwood-Slater Hall

Oakwood-Slater Hall houses freshman male students and is one of four housing facilities for men on campus. Built in 1966, Oakwood accommodates three floors of students. The building has laundry facilities and a recreation room.

Sailor Residential Center

This 210-bed, 55,000 sq. ft three-story student housing complex features men’s and women’s residential facilities named after the Tuckey and Manges families, as well as a student lounge, The Acorn sandwich shop, game room, and a central commons area. The building opened in 1999 to accommodate a growing need for student housing.

Shupe Hall

Shupe Hall, completed in 1958, houses freshman female students. The building was named in honor of Frances Shupe, Bethel’s first Director of Library Services.

Athletic Buildings:

Baseball Training Facility

This indoor practice building features an infield and pitching center, three batting cages, a weight and fitness section and a 30-locker dressing area.  The building also houses locker rooms for both the men's and women's varsity soccer teams.

Gates Gymnasium

Opened in Jaunary, 1998, Gates Gymnasium, with a viewing capacity of 2,600 is located within the Wiekamp Athletic Center and is home to Bethel Pilots basketball, volleyball and cheer teams.

Goodman Gymnasium

Completed in 1957, Goodman Auditorium was named after Bethel University’s first President, Woodrow Goodman.  With the addition in 1998 of the Wiekamp Athletic Center, Goodman is now used as a practice gym and a place for students to exercise and enjoy intramural sports.  The building has been modified to include a Kinesiology lab, two weight rooms, a cardio room and a second training room.

Jenkins Stadium/Patterson Baseball Field

Patterson Field is the home of Bethel Pilots baseball. Named in honor of former Bethel baseball coach Dick Patterson, the field also accommodates an indoor hitting facility.

Lehman Family Training Facility

Construction on the new Lehman Family Training Facility will begin in April 2020.  This 24,000 sq. foot facility will provide indoor cardio and fitness training areas for our student body.  Athletically, there will be two pole vault pits, long jump pit, sprinting and throwing areas plus an athletic training room.

Morey Soccer Field

The home of Bethel University men’s and women’s soccer was dedicated in 1999. Lights added on the field provide an exciting dimension to Bethel University soccer. A decorative fence was added in 2013.

Therese & John Gardner Softball Field

Built in 1982, the softball complex underwent total renovation in 2018, relocating and resurfacing the field and enclosing the field with a new backdrop, fence, dugouts and scoreboard.  The facility also boasts a new press box, restroom, storage area and batting cages.

Wiekamp Athletic Center:

This 36,000 sq. foot complex, contains four varsity locker rooms, 14 coaches’ offices, a classroom, concession area, workout facility and a training room. The spacious lobby that connects the facility to Goodman Gymnasium showcases Bethel’s Athletic Hall of Fame as well as a vast trophy display area.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Within the context of its religious principles, heritage and mission, Bethel University admits students of any race, national or ethnic origin, age or gender to its programs and activities. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs or other university administered programs. The university makes every reasonable attempt to accommodate students with limiting physical impairments; however, each division reserves the right to examine applicants for suitability for participation in the educational activities of the division.


Bethel University reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this publication concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, professors, curricula, and courses. This catalog is not a contract or an offer of a contract.

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