Campus Community

Berea continues to build upon a distinctive history of more than 150 years of learning, labor, and service, and to find new ways to apply its mission (the Great Commitments) to contemporary times by promoting kinship among all people, serving communities in Appalachia and beyond, and living sustainably to conserve limited natural resources.

Berea is a residential college community of approximately 1600 students. Living in residence halls and participating in extracurricular life are meaningful aspects of the Berea experience where students build friendships, expand their social horizons, and increase their understanding of themselves and others. In this overview, learn more about the Berea community, including some of the features that make the campus distinctive.