Bethany was founded March 2, 1840 and for more than 175 years, Bethany College has been a highly contemporary institution based in the tradition of the liberal arts.
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International Student Services was designed to assist students coming to Bethany from other countries as well as our students going abroad for study or travel opportunities. Among the resources provided to our students are important visa and travel information, international student identification cards, assistance in researching international study opportunities, and assistance in transitioning to new cultures.
Bethany College knows how important it is to keep connected to family and friends. Every residence hall room is equipped with local phone service with voicemail, cable TV service, and an Ethernet/High Speed Internet connection. Other amenities in residence hall common areas include laundry rooms and lounges.
The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library, part of the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Services, is the primary center for library services at Bethany College. The library serves the Bethany College community by helping users identify, select, access, and evaluate information resources.
There are multiple open-use computer labs on campus. Two labs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both Apple Macintosh and Windows OS computers are available for student use. Wireless access is available in a variety of academic and student life buildings on campus. Students, faculty and staff are able to utilize this service for high-speed internet connectivity.
Bethany College Student Health Services and Counseling are an integral part of the College's total educational program. Staff members are interested in students' emotional and environmental health. Both Health Services and Counseling address each student as a person, not a consumer. A student's health is viewed as a key to a successful college experience.
Bethany's 1,300-acre campus is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Pittsburgh, America's Most Livable City, is a 50-minute drive from campus. Wheeling, W.Va.; Washington, Pa.; and Steubenville, Ohio are less than a half-hour away.
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