Bethel is a place where we challenge each other and support each other. Where we are committed to spreading Christ’s love and serving the people around us. Where we work side-by-side with professors and other students to learn in the classroom and beyond. Where we have a lot of fun and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.
The BUILD program at Bethel University provides a supportive and comprehensive educational experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Students in the BUILD program live and learn alongside students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), experiencing dynamic and engaging instruction in classes with their BUILD cohort and in classes with students without disabilities. Bethel takes a whole-person approach to education—encouraging each person to achieve academic goals, grow deeper in faith, and engage in a lively community, all with Christ at the center. Students benefit from a career-oriented curriculum, meaningful internships, and on-campus living in a supportive Christian environment.