1. Rigorous academics taught from a Christian Worldview
Belhaven University is known for its Christian Worldview curriculum, where all classes are taught through the lens of scripture. Whether it is the art of the Renaissance era or the history of the nation, students gather a deeper understanding of God’s word through their academic pursuits.
2. Faculty that Pour Themselves into the lives of their Students
One of the biggest benefits of attending a small university is the impact of the faculty. At Belhaven, faculty and staff go above and beyond in serving the student, whether its extra help in the classroom, or hosting Thanksgiving dinner for students who cannot travel home for the holidays.
3. Academics that prepare you for great careers
Belhaven alumni go on to become leaders in their community. Leaders in business, athletics, and politics are proud to call Belhaven their alma mater. In fact, one of the world’s leading technology companies, Bomgar, was founded by students at Belhaven.
4. A Vibrant Arts Community that is Second to None
As just one of 36 colleges or universities in the nation accredited in all four of the major arts, Belhaven is known for its vibrant arts community. Dancers and visual artists roam the halls of the Bitsy Irby Studio while musicians and thespians call the Center for the Arts home.
5. You Don’t Want to Miss Fried Chicken Thursday
On Fridays, we wear green. But on Thursday, we eat chicken. Fried chicken Thursdays are so popular at Belhaven that you are likely to see members of the community in the Dining Commons. Add in the famous Blazer rolls and Thursdays are definitely a day to look forward to.
6. Studying at Gillespie Commons
Belhaven’s 42-acre campus is definitely beautiful. Belhaven Lake is a great place to hang out and view nature, but there is no better place to study outdoors than Gillespie Commons. With the calming sound of the fountain in the background, this area at the center of campus sometimes hosts full classes during the gorgeous weather of the Mississippi spring.
7. Championship Athletics
Blazer athletics are a staple of campus. The 15 intercollegiate sports compete at the NCAA Division III level as a member of the American Southwest Conference. Men’s soccer and tennis boast national championships, and coach Hal Mumme’s football squad has received national recognition as it builds momentum.
8. The Nation’s Oldest Singing Christmas Tree
One of the premier events in the Southeast, Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree is the oldest in the nation. Since its beginning in 1938, thousands of students have taken part in this event that delivers the joy of Christmas to the Jackson community.
9. Making lifelong friends/family atmosphere
From your first day at Belhaven, you feel like family. New students are introduced to each other through Welcome Week activities, and continue to foster friendships via student activities throughout the year.
10. Wynn Kenyon, Beloved Professor
One of the most beloved faculty members in Belhaven’s history, the late Wynn Kenyon is revered amongst alumni who knew him. His trademark laugh (HA!) was remembered by the Blazer football team with a special helmet sticker after his passing.