Bridgewater College

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Building connections since 1880
The student experience at Bridgewater College has been shaped and defined by connections since 1880.

Bridgewater’s commitment to building connections for life gives you more opportunities to flourish. More opportunities to participate in sports, theatre, music, clubs and organizations. To exercise leadership. And to develop and achieve your potential through the support of faculty mentors.

The power of connections
College is more than going to class and taking tests. It’s an experience. And at Bridgewater, we take that experience to another level. We’ll help you connect to classmates and professors, clubs and organizations, internships and mentors. And through our close community, you’ll quickly see that life at Bridgewater is life-changing.

Explore New Interests
College is more than classes and study sessions. It’s the perfect time to try something new. Sing in a choir. Plan events with the Campus Engagement and Activity Team. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity.

Commitment to equality and inclusive community
Our spiritual DNA is all about open dialogue and finding ways to connect with one another. That’s where diversity and inclusion come in. By meeting people from all walks of life, you’ll learn about different cultures, hear new perspectives and step outside your comfort zone.

Identity Development and Cultural Appreciation
Bridgewater College is committed to the core value of equality that leads to a connected campus community. We seek to engage the many voices and perspectives that exist within our community through programs and services.

Each member of our community is encouraged to share their perspective appropriately, thereby helping us to build a more inclusive and positive community that values every individual and group. At BC, we foster awareness, respect, understanding and cooperation among everyone.

Students are encouraged to engage with this office within student life to investigate their personal identity and expand current knowledge about other cultures. The Office of Identity Development and Cultural Appreciation is composed of the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy, Spiritual Life and Personal Growth, as well as Student Retention and Success Services.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Center
The IDEA Center creates meaningful opportunities for all BC students, faculty, staff and community. Together, we can share, learn and grow in understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities. We all share in the work of creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community. The College provides several strategies to promote equity and inclusion throughout campus to encourage a more diverse community.