Student Life

Berea College stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those peacefully demonstrating against police brutality across the country and around the world. As the first interracial and coeducational college in the slaveholding South in 1855, this moment calls for our support. Our history and our commitments demand it.

Welcome Back, Spring 2021!


In order to promote the health and safety of all Bereans, the College is adopting stringent public health and safety measures for all members of the campus community. These will be strictly enforced. These measures include:

􀁸 Social Distancing.

􀁸 Wearing of masks in all indoor areas, including, but not limited to the classroom, administrative, and other buildings on campus. (Exceptions for students include: (i) their assigned residence hall rooms, (ii) while seated and dining in the Mountaineer Dining Room, (iii) while working alone in a private office during labor assignments, and (iv) other areas/activities as posted.

􀁸 Wearing of masks outdoors anytime one may reasonably be expected to encounter other persons at a distance of six feet (6′) or less.

􀁸 Frequent handwashing, enhanced availability of hand sanitizers, temperature checks, and other recommended personal and community hygienic practices as outlined in Kentucky’s “Healthy at Work” guidelines.

􀁸 Testing for COVID-19, before arrival on campus with follow-up testing as may be required by the College or local public health officials. Students will be required to have evidence of negative PCR test results no more than 7 days prior to returning to campus. (More details regarding testing will be provided to students by Student Life).

􀁸 Limitations on typical campus activities and gatherings.

􀁸 Restrictions on leaving campus and the City of Berea.

􀁸 Restrictions on the possession and use of motor vehicles.

All Bereans, including all students, staff, and faculty, have an important role to play in keeping the campus safe. Your health and safety, as well as that of others, will be greatly affected by what you do. Please use the report form to report any student COVID-19 related violations. 

Student travel is restricted for Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the Student Agreement that was required for students to return to campus, students agreed that they would not leave the City of Berea without advance permission to do so from the Associate Dean of Student Life.

Please note that students must provide a rationale and documentation to support their request to leave the City of Berea. Request forms should be submitted at least a week in advance.

The request to travel form can be completed by clicking the button below.

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

Great Commitment #7: Supportive & Sustainable Living

To maintain a residential campus and to encourage in all community members a way of life characterized by the mindful and sustainable living, health and wellness, zest for learning, high personal standards, and a concern for the welfare of others.

Student Engagement

Connecting to Campus

As an engaged Berea College student, you can gain leadership skills, explore career options, serve others, celebrate your ethnic heritage, and learn about the heritage of others.

Campus Living

Your Berea College home

The Housing program is designed to fulfill the commitments and purposes of the College in fostering social responsibility, interracial living, academic pursuits, social interaction, spiritual growth and individual development.

Campus Partners


As an educational institution committed to engendering the highest human and spiritual values in a Christian context that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds, a basic expectation of acting in terms of the highest moral principles is explicit.

Student Development

We at Student Life believe that everyone has the potential for leadership, at any point in their college experience. Our goal is to help you create an integrated and coherent leadership experience through your labor, educational classes and extra-curricular experiences, enhances your knowledge and empowers you as a person.

Our Students

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“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 21′

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“Berea has offered me a wonderful experience learning to balance work and academics.”


– Analeila Rodriguez 20′

Contact Us:

Woods-Penniman Building, 302
101 Chestnut Street CPO 2199
Berea, KY 40404

Alumni Building, 201
101 Chestnut Street CPO 2178
Berea, KY 40404

Phone: 859-985-3290

Email: Student