Dean of Students
At Bryn Athyn College, student life is about more than clubs and residence halls. It's about understanding new perspectives.
You'll meet people from many different places and many different backgrounds, but you'll meet them in an atmosphere of mutual respect and shared values. Just like everything at Bryn Athyn, our student life is founded on spiritual principles. You'll notice it as soon as you arrive on campus—our students are friendly, our faculty members are supportive and dedicated, and the campus feeling is one of camaraderie and belonging.
Take, for example, our bike share program. Come visit our campus, and you'll see bright yellow bikes skimming the pathways of our 130-acre campus. These bikes—commonly referred to as our "recycled cycles"—are freely shared by everyone on campus. They are refurbished from used bicycles from the local community, fixed up, painted yellow, and placed on campus to be shared. The system only works because our campus thrives on mutual respect. Students and faculty alike use the cycles when they need a lift, and students and faculty alike treat our yellow bikes respectfully to make sure they are ready for use by the next rider.
At Bryn Athyn, we encourage every student to get involved in campus life. For some, this means joining one of our campus organizations, such as Student Government, Social Committee, or our International Student Organization. For others, it means lending a hand at events hosted by CARE, our community service organization. Many students participate in campus activities, from Open Mic Nights at the Social Center to Barbecues at the student-built Gazebo. And of course, the best parts of campus life are the people you'll meet during casual conversation in the coffee shop and the late night study sessions in residence hall lounges.
Our tight-knit campus makes it easy to get involved. The friendly people here will create a space for you to see from new angles and explore new activities. Then we will encourage you to develop your individual potential for leadership. By the time your sophomore year rolls around, you'll be the one welcoming the new freshmen with abundant Bryn Athyn friendliness.