It all started when a young minister named Thomas Merrill arrived in Michigan with $7.00 and a plan to establish a Baptist college on the frontier. In 1833, with the ambitious assistance of Judge Caleb Eldred, Merrill’s dream became real, and the history of Kalamazoo College formally began. The institution changed its name to Kalamazoo College in 1855, when it earned the ability to grant degrees.
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Any student who would like to sort out any issue is encouraged to make an appointment. Some of the most frequent concerns that bring students to the Counseling Center are: depression, anxiety, trouble with romantic relationships, family issues, academic stress, learning disabilities, low self-esteem, difficulty getting along or making friends, concerns about family members or friends, eating issues, sexuality issues (including sexual orientation), and questions about the use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
Kalamazoo College offers an excellent learning environment. Its hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. At the heart of the campus is the quadrangle (fondly known as the Quad), bordered by academic and administrative buildings, the student center, and Stetson Chapel.
In an effort to ensure all students have access to healthcare, Kalamazoo College requires students to carry adequate health insurance. The Student Health Center only directly bills the college health insurance and it will supply invoices for submission to other insurance plans.
Kalamazoo College offers an excellent learning environment. Its hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. At the heart of the campus is the quadrangle (fondly known as the Quad), bordered by academic and administrative buildings, the student center, and Stetson Chapel. Beyond the Quad are the fine arts facilities, including theatres and recital halls, the nationally recognized Dow Science Center, classrooms, offices, living/learning houses and residence halls, an athletic center, a racquet center, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and athletic field complex.
The faculty/staff fitness space is located in the Fitness & Wellness Center, room 106. There are treadmills, elliptical machines, a rower, upright bike, dumbbells and benches. Locker rooms and towels are also available. The faculty/staff fitness space will be opening shortly. More information will be communicated when the space is completed.
Kalamazoo College has over 70 registered student organizations on campus. Among them are the Jewish Student Organization, Asian Pacific Islander Student Association, International Student Organization, Progressive Organization for Women, Black Student Organization, Cirque du K (circus arts), and the Environmental Organization.
In April of 2013 K received formal notification from the Higher Learning Commission that its accreditation had been continued. The reaccreditation came with no conditions or follow-up on the Commission’s part. The next reaffirmation of accreditation will occur in the academic year 2022-2023.