Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding Bennett College and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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The Board of Trustees and leadership team have established four pillars of focus as we work to stabilize Bennett College. These pillars are:
- Business and Finance
- Enrollment Management
- Information Technology & Infrastructure
Over the next two years, we will set a goal to raise funds to support the improvements and enhancements needed to stabilize the College and provide a boost in key areas that will bring revitalization to the College and introduce new resources to support the overall student experience.
All funds received from the campaign and other donations and contributions are being used to advance Bennett's mission.
- Sustain current operations: Allowing the College to pay down a portion of its debt and improve its financial system continues to provide cost savings to be reinvested back into the College. The College has also addressed critical financial issues that will open new opportunities to embrace innovation.
- Provide access to a Bennett College education: Scholarships provided students the ability to stay enrolled and to learn, grow, and achieve.
- Address infrastructure needs: We are addressing deferred maintenance and improving the physical and technical infrastructure across campus. The College is focusing on repairs and renovations to improve the student experience.
WHY WOMEN CHOOSE BENNETT
For nearly 150 years women have found Bennett to be the ideal place to foster the constant rhythm of ideas. Each student’s individual need for self-expression and desire for achievement is constantly nurtured. The College fosters a strong respect for every student. Today, in the midst of a very active renaissance, Bennett is preparing contemporary women to be well educated, productive professionals, informed, participating citizens, and enlightened parents.
The goals of the College continue to focus on the intellectual, spiritual and cultural growth of young women who must be prepared for lifelong learning and leadership. Since 1930 more than 5,000 women have graduated from Bennett College. Known as Bennett Belles, they continue to be among contributing women of achievement in all walks of life.