Belmont Abbey College
Situated in Belmont, North Carolina, around 15 miles west of Charlotte, Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal arts college. It was established by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey in 1876. The college is affiliated with the Order of Saint Benedict and the Roman Catholic Church, but welcomes students from various religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Currently, Belmont Abbey College has over 1,700 students, and about 80 percent of faculty members a the college are doctoral degree holders in their area of study. Belmont Abbey College has consistently been ranked among the best colleges in the Southeast by both The Princeton Review and the U.S. News and World Report.
There is a wide selection of academic programs to choose from at Belmont Abbey College. Majors include Applied Psychology, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Motorsports Management, Sport Management, Theology, and more.
Meanwhile, minors at Belmont Abbey College include Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Education, Entrepreneurship, Justice and Peace Studies, Theatre Arts, and others.
Students between the ages of 18-24 are required to live in the campus residence halls. The Office of Residence Life makes sure that students are comfortably and conveniently situated in residence halls. Linen and bedding services are available, and students can also rent a compact refrigerator/microwave oven appliance. Internet access is provided at residence halls.
Students of Belmont Abbey College also have access to the Wellness Center and its various programs and services that focus on a holistic approach to mind, body, and spirit wellness. Programs invlude relaxation skills, stress management, herbal supplements, weight issues programs, and more. Most services are free of charge.
Professional counseling staff are also available to assist students at the Counseling Center. All counseling services and sessions are kept strictly confidential. In case there are area specialists who may better assist students' needs, they are immediately referred. Counseling services include assistance with depresseion, anxiety, grief and loss, or self esteem, and counseling programs for substance abuse or dependence, eating disorders, and other concerns.
On campus Health Services are also available to students, and most services are free of charge. The health facility provides services such as first aid, treatment for skin, eye, ear, nose, and throat disorders, general health counseling, immunization, and more.
Students are encouraged to connect with various clubs and organizations at Belmont Abbey College that provide extracurricular learning and social opportunities. Student organizations include the Agora Literary Magazine and Club, Alpha Sigma Pi Sorority, Belmont Abbey Improve Troupe, Chess Club, Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society, Delta Psi Theta Sorority, Daughters Household, Greek Council, International Club, Military Leadership Organization, Motorsports Club, XCEL Women's Fitness Club, and more.
As a Catholic institution, Belmont Abbey College places a premium on the spiritual development of students. Through the office of Campus Ministry, different activities and events are held that cater to the spiritual formation of the student body. Religious organizations on campus include Crusaders for life, Households, Faithful Daughters, and Brothers of Christ, Sons of Mary. The Adoration Chapel on campus is open 24 hours a day, with Mass offered Tuesdays at 10am and the Blessed Sacrament between 6am to 10pm every day.