This is what student life is all about.

We have more than 30 different organized activities right on campus, a chance for you to explore your passion, to show who you are, to relax, to enjoy, or to dig in and help the community.

Student Activities Council

The Student Activities Council, or SAC, is the largest programming group on the Bethany College campus. This group is student-run and gives those students participating a real world experience working with artists. SAC brings a variety of programs to campus each semester, including concerts, comedians, speakers, off-campus trips to places like New York City and Washington, D.C., and a variety of other smaller events throughout the year. All students are welcome to be a part of this group!

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the guiding body for student life at Bethany College. The SGA consists of three branches: an Executive Branch, a Judicial Branch and a Legislative Branch.

The Student Government Association Executive Branch is made up of the Cabinet. The Cabinet has a President and Vice-President who are elected by the student body. The other SGA Cabinet positions, like Secretary and Treasurer, are appointed by the SGA President. The Cabinet is made up of the following appointed officers, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Clubs/Committees Chair, Clubs/Committees Secretary, Clubs/Committees Parliamentarian, Head of Public Relations, Assistant Public Relations person, Events Coordinator, Web Page Editor.

The student body is given representation in the SGA meeting through their housing units depending of the number of members in each unit. Commuters are also given representation through a commuter representative when the desire is shown.

The judicial branch is made up of the Student Justices, and the student body makes up the legislative branch.

The SGA President meets with the President of the College, the Dean of Faculty, and the Dean of Students whenever necessary. Usually the SGA President meets with the Dean of Students every week to discuss student concerns and what can be done to address problems when they arise.

The SGA administers a student activity fee that is assessed to all full-time students. The money is allotted to the clubs and committees who are recognized by the Student Government Association. The clubs and committees use the money for trips, speakers, and materials for their organizations. Budget hearings are held each semester to decide how much money should be given to each club for the semester.

Student Government Association meets regularly and all meetings are open to the public.

Clubs & Organizations recognized by Student Government Association

American Chemical Society (ASC)
Amnesty International
Bethanians for Life
Black Alliance
Circle K
Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA)
Drama Club
Economics and Business Club
Environmental Science Club
Equestrian Club
Film Club
Fire and Rescue Club
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
International Relations Club
International Students Association (ISA)
Math and Computer Science Club (MCSC)
National Broadcasting Society (NBS) (Alpha Epsilon Rho)
Outdoors Club
Photography Club
Physical Education Club
Political Awareness Society
Psychology Club
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Social Awareness
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Society of Professional Journalists(SPJ)
Special Education Club
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Student Art Guild
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) Student Literacy Association
Student National Education Association (SNEA)
Tri Beta
Writers Club

Full Listing of Organizations

Governing & Representative Organizations
Student Government Association (SGA)
Interfraternal Council (IFC)
Panhellenic Council
Freshman Class Council (FCC)
Independent Student Council (ISC)

Service & Philanthropic Organizations
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Alpha Phi Omega

Campus Media
Bethany Political Journal
Bethanian Yearbook
Folio Magazine
Tower Online
BethCom TV-14
WVBC 88.1 FM

Language Clubs
French Club
German Club
Japanese Club
Spanish Club

Club Sports Teams
Baseball Club
Men’s Lacrosse
Soccer Club
Softball Club

Religious Organizations
Christian Fellowship
The Well
Bethany Memorial Church – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
St. John Fisher Chapel Catholic

If any of the Bethany organizations appeal to you, here are some of the things you can do: Call the Student Affairs (extension 7631) and request the contact person’s name and number for a particular group, look for fliers about upcoming events for this group, attend an SGA meeting, or ask an upperclassman.