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Employee Resources and Benefits


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At Bethel, we offer a full range of benefits and resources designed to keep you healthy, happy, achieving a fulfilling work-life balance, and much more.

Our commitment to the employee is to provide resources for each individual employee through assistance, guidance, and advocacy with respect to the terms, conditions and benefits of employment.

Our goals are to develop policies, programs and benefits programs which will support the mission of Bethel University and enhance the work experience for employees.

Explore each of the sections below to learn about all of the programs and resources available to you. We’ve got you covered!

Health & Wellness

Gym, Pool, and Weight Room

These facilities are under the direction of the Athletic Director. Posted hours of operation and access for Bethel employees are available each semester. For the pleasure and safety of all, individual rules and regulations apply to each of these facilities and are to be observed at all times.

$3/per person
Bethel students/faculty/staff and their immediate family-FREE OF CHARGE

Monday - Friday 4 PM-8 PM
Saturday- 12 PM -8 PM
Sunday- 2 PM -6 PM

Location: Baker Fieldhouse
Gaines Pool Phone
: (731) 352-4207

Discount Gym Membership

Bring the family and get fit together at our Wildcat Fitness Center. Employees and their families enjoy 24/7 access to the Fitness Center using their Bethel ID card.

Medicare Notice

Important notice from Bethel University about prescription drug coverage and Medicare:

Medicare Notice Details

Employee Tuition and Scholarship Policy

Bethel University believes that the employee is the resource that makes us successful.  We are proud to offer tuition scholarships to all full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children under the age of 25 for only one bachelor’s degree. 

Tuition Scholarship Policy Details
Tuition Waiver Form

Security Escorts

Bethel University employs security personnel who are responsible for the safety and security of all persons, buildings and grounds during the day/night hours. Campus Security will gladly provide an escort service to employees upon request. This service can be accessed by calling (731) 415-7599.

Location: Vera Low Center

Safety and Security Overview

Library Access

The library welcomes the opportunity to assist employees. The library provides reference works, periodicals, and books in both print and electronic form. Burroughs Learning Center also provides computer stations and locations to use laptops as well as a quiet place to study and work.

Monday - Thursday - 8 AM - 10 PM
Friday - 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - 12 PM- 6 PM
Sunday - 2 PM - 10 PM

Location: The Burroughs Learning Center

Bethel University Library

Campus Activities

Sports Season Pass 

Passes are issued annually to full-time employees of Bethel that provide an entrance for employees and their immediate families to all regular season sports games.

Wild Cat Athletics

Performing Arts Tickets 

Employees and their families can enjoy renaissance and Bethel Academic Theatre performances by reserving tickets prior to the event or by presenting their Bethel ID for admission.


We're Here to Help

Office of Human Resources:  (731) 352-4272

  • Carolyn Dotson

    Director of Human Resources

    (731) 352-4272

  • Karen Phelps

    Payroll Specialist

    (731) 352-4063

  • Marissa Griggs

    Benefits Specialist

    (731) 352-6958

  • Pam Hornbuckle

    Associate Director

    (731) 410-3003

  • Crystal Simon

    Training and Development Coordinator

    (615) 277-8929