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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

Baker 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.

Bethel employees and their family members have access to these facilities with your Bethel ID. Family members under the age of 18 require parental supervision.

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

Wildcat Fitness Center

Bring the family and get fit together at our Wildcat Fitness Center. Employees and their families enjoy access to the Fitness Center using their Bethel ID 24/7. Family members under the age of 18 require parental supervision.

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 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

Burroughs Learning Center 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.

Burroughs Learning Center

Admission to Athletic Events and Performing Arts

Bethel employees and admitted into athletic events and Bethel Renaissance events requiring admission at no cost with your Bethel ID. 

Wildcat Athletics
Bethel Renaissance

Administrative Calendar - Holidays 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Day

Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Friday

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Monday, July 5, 2021

Fourth of July

Monday, September 6, 2021

Labor Day

Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26, 2021

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 22, 2021- Friday, December 31, 2021

Christmas/New’s Year Break

Please note that the Holiday Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Certain departments may operate on a different schedule in order to service the operational requirements of the University. Please confirm your department work schedule with your immediate supervisor prior to the holiday.

We're Here to Help

Office of Human Resources:  (731) 352-4272

  • Carolyn Dotson

    Director of Human Resources

    (731) 352-4272

  • Pam Hornbuckle

    Associate Director

    (731) 410-3003

  • Karen Anderson

    Human Resources Specialist

    (731) 352-4063

  • Crystal Simon

    Training and Development Coordinator

    (615) 277-8929