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Student Life

Student Life

The Student Life Team is dedicated to delivering high quality co-curricular programs and services in a learning environment that supports holistic growth and development. Our goal is for students to reach their full potential becoming responsible, engaged and successful citizen leaders in a global environment. The Student Life Division includes the Campus Life Office, Counseling Services, Public Safety and Student Health and Dental Services.

Mission

To enhance the quality of the college experience and strengthen the growth and development of students through a positive learning environment, and by providing a variety of student-centered programs, services and involvement opportunities, such as student organizations, Campus Activities Board, The Pinnacle newspaper, Student Government Association, wellness and intramural programs.

I am very appreciative of all that Student Life does to make sure that students are safe, taken care of and well provided for. This is why Berea College is the best choice for me.

Madeline Kujabi
2021
Madeline Kujabi '21

Campus Life

Campus Life promotes a positive learning environment by providing a forum for students to create and express themselves through involvement in student clubs/organizations, recreation programs, CAB events and the Pinnacle newspaper. The Campus Life Department is dedicated to students and committed to the Berea College ideal of educating the whole person through building a guided learning community, supporting personal development and promoting leadership. This department includes the Black Cultural Center, the Espacio Cultural Latinx (ECL), Nontraditional Student Program, and the Office of Student Involvement & Engagement.

Salsa/Samba lessons sponsored by the ECL

Criminal, threatening or suspicious activity, as well as injury or serious illness, should be reported promptly by calling Public Safety at 859-985-3333. 

To receive safety and emergency alerts as text messages to your mobile phone, sign on to the myBerea portal, navigate to the My Accounts tab, click on the Safety and Emergency Alert Subscriptions menu entry and follow the steps. You can also create an e2Campus Account.

Berea College Public Safety at is the central point of contact for all matters related to the safety and health of the college community and all issues related to personal security and the protection of property. Public Safety is located inside Woods-Penniman on the first floor.  Dispatchers and officers are on duty 24 hours a day to answer calls for assistance and information. The department also has maps and brochures available with general information on the College and College Square businesses.

Public Safety Office

In any life-threatening situation, such as a suicide attempt, alcohol or drug overdose, or serious mental health crisis, call 911 or proceed immediately to the Berea Hospital (CHI Saint Joseph Health) Emergency Room located at 301 Estill Street; 859-986-3151. Notify Public Safety at 859-985-3333 when able to do so.

Berea College Counseling Services attempts to meet the personal and developmental needs of individual students. Licensed professional counselors assist students with difficulties in an unbiased and objective way. All professional counseling services are completely confidential. Our services are available to all currently enrolled Berea students and their partners.

Counseling Services helps faculty and staff by providing consultations regarding concerns about a particular student and training and outreach on common mental health issues that can impact a student’s performance.

If a situation is deemed a health/illness emergency, care should be sought at the St. Joseph Berea Hospital Emergency Room. Emergency room expenses not covered by insurance are the student/patient’s responsibility.

Student Health Services of Berea Primary Care is operated by White House Clinics. There are 8 offices in the region and students may be seen at any location. Most students will find it most convenient to go to Berea Primary Care which is located in CHI St. Joseph Berea Hospital.

Students are entitled to unlimited visits at Student Health Services for no additional charge each term after the required health fee has been paid. Student’s dependents may utilize Student Health Services for an additional health fee (also must be paid each term).

For more information visit “Student Health Service” in the Student Handbook and visit the White House Clinics website

Obinna Ilochonwu '22 at CHI St. Joseph Health Photo: Crystal Wylie '05

Resources

Contact Us

Berea College | CPO 2199 | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-3290 | campuslife@berea.edu