The surveyor’s experience came some 20 years after the Rev. John G. Fee started a one-room school in 1855 that eventually would become Berea College. Fee, a native of Bracken County, Ky., was a scholar of strong moral character, dedication, determination and great faith. He believed in a school that would be an advocate of equality and excellence in education for men and women of all races.
Bachelor degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs as well as independent, student-designed majors and a dual-degree engineering program in cooperation with the University of Kentucky.
We offer professional human resource services to the College community. Our Department’s mission is to improve, implement and sustain programs and processes that add value to the College and its employees. Our goal is to assist our leaders in identifying, hiring, developing, and supporting people who are dedicated to the success of the College and its students.
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The Hutchins Library maintains an extensive collection of books, archives, and music pertaining to the history and culture of the Southern Appalachian region. The Southern Appalachian Archives contain organizational records, personal papers, oral histories, and photographs. Included are the papers of the Council of the Southern Mountains (1912–1989) and the Appalachian Volunteers (1963–1970).
Information Systems and Services (IS&S) is the collective name of Berea College’s Information Technology department.
Berea bases all curricular and co-curricular activities on the College’s Great Commitments, a series of mission statements focusing on equality, inclusivity, service, labor, the liberal arts and Appalachia. Campus centers are critical to ensuring that each of the Great Commitments is carried out, completing the Berea experience for all students.
Berea College teams are nicknamed as the Mountaineers. The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, competing in Division III. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.