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Bethany College
Community is at the heart of everything that makes Bethany College thrive. Rich in...

Bethany College

Lindsborg, Kansas

Community is at the heart of everything that makes Bethany College thrive. Rich in Swedish heritage and shining with Lutheran ethics, the College is a nesting ground for student excellence.

Partners in Scholarship

The purpose of the Partners in Scholarship Program is to enable students and faculty to cooperate in a mutually rewarding research experience. Through this program, participating student partners engage in a yearlong research study under the supervision of a supportive faculty partner. Many Bethany students have even presented at national conferences with their work from the Partners in Scholarship program.

Experiential Learning

Internships and job-shadowing experiences are facilitated through the Experience-Based Education program, unique to Bethany College. For nearly 45 years, this program’s emphasis on real-world learning has leveraged the Bethany College alumni and friends network to provide hands-on internships and professional shadowing opportunities for first-year students and seniors alike.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts have played a central role in the life of Bethany College since its foundation in 1881. From world renowned artists traveling to Lindsborg each year to perform and teach to the longest-running annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, Bethany’s rich tradition of musical excellence remains vibrant.

Student Development

Student Development at Bethany College works to provide a complete, well-rounded college experience for students. It enables Bethany College to offer a variety of on-campus events, nearly 40 student organizations, and 6 local fraternities and sororities. Beyond social events, Student Development provides career services and exploration, Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Health Services.

Guest Scholars

The Pearson Distinguished Professorship of Swedish Studies discovers ways in which present-day Swedish culture and experience can illuminate and strengthen life in the United States. Past Professors include art curator and historian Beate Sydhoff, journalist Arne Ruth, poet and novelist Ylva Eggehorn, theologian Krister Stendahl, anthropologist Brita Stendahl, environmentalist Jimmy Sjöblom, composer Eskil Hemberg, theologian the Rev. Kjell Ove Nilsson, international opera star Håkan Hagegård, expert in interfaith dialogue the Rev. Hans Ucko, specialist in forensic and genetic studies Peter Savolainen, Lutheran pastor and church musician Per Harling, and printmaker and art consultant Jordi Arkö.

Residence Life

Bethany College requires all students to live on campus for all four years and guarantees a welcome community with six different residence halls.

Career Services

The Career Services Office assists students with career and job exploration, job and graduate school search, skill development, on-campus employment, and experiential learning opportunities. Most notably, the Experience Based Education program at Bethany provides opportunities for students to participate in hands-on and shadow-based experiences with professionals in different industries in order for students to learn more about specific occupations. Career Services at Bethany also hosts multiple events throughout the year for exploration and job preparation, such as alumni panels, networking events, career and job fairs, résumé reviews, and professionalism workshops.

Swedish Crafts Program Launched

Bethany College announces the launch of the Swedish Crafts Program. Providing students with an opportunity to learn how to make hand-crafted objects that celebrate the Lindsborg community’s rich history in the arts and Swedish culture,...