About this Catalog

The contents of the Berea College Catalog reflect the approved policies and statements of Berea College. The College reserves the right, however, to modify or amend any of the descriptions, policies, procedures, practices, provisions, statements, curricula, course offerings/frequencies, calendars, regulations, or fees set forth in this document. No contract, express or implied, is created or intended by this text. To report errors or suggest changes, please contact the Office of the Registrar, which coordinates the on-line publication of this information.

The Berea College Catalog provides a reference for students (current, past, and future), faculty members, administrative staff, and other interested parties regarding programs, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, majors, minors, degree requirements, facilities and other aspects of life at Berea College. The on-line publication serves as the official resource, which reflects official policies adopted by the Academic Program Council, College Faculty Assembly, General Faculty Assembly, Student Government Association, and various committees and officials of the College, and describes practices and procedures developed by College departments to carry out programs and to serve students. The Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Labor and Student Life will inform and advise as to common understanding and official interpretations of regulations and policies contained in the Catalog, and as to their applicability to specific cases. Students have the responsibility of being aware of and following the policies outlined in the Catalog.

General policies and direction of the College are established by the Board of Trustees and administered by college departments under the responsibility and authority of the President. A variety of committees of the faculty, students, and administration contribute to policy formulation and internal policy decisions. Matters related to academics are the concern of the Academic Program Council and the College Faculty Assembly and its committees. Other general policies governing student life are reviewed and determined by the General Faculty Assembly and Student Government Association within the broad institutional policies of the Board of Trustees and are subject to review of the President.

Berea College adheres to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, disabling condition, or service in the uniformed services in its educational programs, admissions practices, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered practices or employment practices. Every reasonable effort is made to assure that otherwise qualified persons with disabilities have equal access to College programs and employment. The names and addresses of persons designated to assist in these responsibilities are available from the College’s offices of Labor and Student Life (for students) and Human Resources (for staff and faculty). The College’s Non-Discrimination Policy is in compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1962, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, and all other applicable federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations.

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542, information on completion and graduation rates is available upon request from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and in the online College Fact Book, and information regarding campus crime is available upon request from the following offices: Public Safety, Human Resources, Labor and Student Life, and Admissions.