Bethel University-Community Impact Report 2021

Community Impact Report | 2 GREETINGS! It’s an exciting time to be part of what God is doing at Bethel University! Despite the pandemic, we were able to safely open campus to in-person classes for the 2020-21 school year, complete with athletic and music/theatre programs. We adapted to our circumstances, implementing mitigation measures and safety precautions, while still providing students with a rich college experience. Coming out of 2020 and all of its challenges, we believe now is the time to think big and to boldly consider what God wants to do through Bethel University. Bethel’s founders envisioned a place where future leaders could unlock their God-given SRWHQWLDO DQG EH HTXLSSHG WR LQƄXHQFH RXU ZRUOG $QG MXVW OLNH LQ RXU ZRUOG LV crying out for change-makers rooted in Christ to solve complex problems and foster productive dialogue. We've continued to be intentional as we guide students along in their spiritual and DFDGHPLF MRXUQH\ WKURXJK VWURQJ DFDGHPLF SURJUDPV VSLULWXDO IRUPDWLRQ PHQWRULQJ and relationships. We don’t just recruit students: we see them through as they EHFRPH JUDGXDWHV MRE KROGHUV DQG LQGLYLGXDOV ZKR KDYH LGHQWLƃHG DQG DUH IXOƃOOLQJ *RGŠV FDOO RQ WKHLU OLYHV ŝ DQG ZH VHQG WKHP RXW WR EH GLVFLSOHV LQ WKHLU FKRVHQ ƃHOGV Bethel has educated more than 20,000 alumni who now populate HYHU\ VWDWH LQ $PHULFD DQG FRXQWULHV 7KH\ DORQJ ZLWK JUDGXDWHV IURP RWKHU Christian universities, volunteer more, donate more, and pursue more service-oriented SURIHVVLRQV WKDQ VWXGHQWV ZKR ƃQLVK WKURXJK SXEOLF XQLYHUVLWLHV &&&8 (FRQRPLF ,PSDFW 5HSRUW 2XU WUDQVIRUPDWLYH ZRUN PXVW FRQWLQXH 2XU ZRUOG QHHGV DQ DEXQGDQFH RI &KULVW FHQWHUHG ELEOLFDOO\ JURXQGHG leaders in all areas of society, and we believe the problems of this world are best tackled by leaders who understand God’s design for the remedy. Through the mission of Bethel and with your support, we must do everything possible to recruit, educate and invest in the next generation of world changers to serve our communities, the Church and the world. :RQŠW \RX MRLQ XV" Sincerely, 9LFH 3UHVLGHQW IRU ,QVWLWXWLRQDO $GYDQFHPHQW Bethel University /HWWHU IURP 0DWW /HQWVFK 03$ &)5( 9LFH 3UHVLGHQW IRU ,QVWLWXWLRQDO $GYDQFHPHQW