The seeds of Berry College were planted in 1902, with the opening of the Boys' Industrial School, a boarding school for boys located approximately three miles north of Rome, Georgia. The school's creation was the result of the vision and devoted efforts of Martha Berry, the daughter of a prosperous local business owner.
From its inception, Berry has pursued a bold and distinctive approach to meeting the challenge of preparing students for life.
Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students’ intellectual, moral and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment.
The Career Center guides the career decision-making process of Berry students by providing developmentally appropriate advice, programs, resources and services.
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Student Activities at Berry is more than just social events, club meetings and building one’s resume. The University strive to provide opportunities for you to become an active member of this community.
The staff are excited that Berry will become your home for the next four years. As a four-year residential community, it is believed that the learning that takes place outside of the classroom is a complement to the lessons learned within the classroom.
The goal in Residence Life is to provide opportunities to explore: personal development, inter/intra-personal competence, as well as social and civic responsibility.
The Health and Wellness Center promotes optimal wellness in students by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about health-related concerns and empowering students to be self-directed consumers of health-care services.
The Berry College Police Department is charged with the responsibilities of providing life safety and property protection. To meet these important responsibilities, the college maintains a force of state certified police officers whose duties are integrated to provide law enforcement, crime prevention and parking control/enforcement.
What does it mean to “get involved” in campus life? This may mean more than you think, and the answer is as unique as the individual! At Berry, we offer many avenues for involvement, including:
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