Miss Bennett's Story | Ja'nylah Lottie Johnson

Ja’Nylah Lottie Johnson is a Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in education. She was raised on the coast of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda, California by her mother, Lakisha Harris, her aunt, Nunie Johnson, and her grandmother, Lottie Evans. #MyBennettStory

Celebrating Bennett Belles


Little Black Girl | Chelsea Tubbs '18

A "little black girl from Chicago," alumna Chelsea Tubbs '18 never dreamed she'd one day study abroad in China and Europe, or even have a major Wells Fargo opportunity. Bennett College was the helping hand she needed. #MyBennettStory

Out of My Shell | Alexis Newton '21

Alexis experienced a culture shock when she arrived at Bennett. She'd never seen so many people who looked like her. Desiring to be a leader, being at Bennett is helping her gain the confidence she's always wanted. #MyBennettStory

Prepared for the Bigger World | The Graham Twins '18

Twins Imani and Cierra have been together since birth and have a bond that will never be broken, but coming to Bennett College helped them realize that there is a much bigger world to explore. #MyBennettStory

Valedictorian | Shani McMichael '18

Shani came to Bennett with a 2.3 GPA but graduated with a near-perfect 3.9 grade point average and has been accepted into graduate school at Columbia University. #MyBennettStory

My Safe Place | Alexis Monroe '18

Alexis tells why coming to Bennett College was the best thing that ever happened to her. Here she found peace, friendship and encouragement to strive for academic excellence. #MyBennettStory

Always In My Life | Elizabeth Patterson White '70

The alumnae of Bennett College are the faithful that help support, communicate, and continue its rich legacy and heritage. Elizabeth Patterson White recalls her days at Bennett and how much she loves it still. #MyBennettStory


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Purpose and Mission

Bennett College is a small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and lifelong learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society.

Our Philosophy

Bennett College’s undergirding philosophy is that a high quality college experience should provide its women students with strong academic and co-curricular programs that encourage their personal development, endorse lifelong learning, and prepare them to meet the needs of an ever-changing society.

Educational Plan

If students are to realize their full potential as educated persons and contribute to society to their maximum capacities, their training at the undergraduate level must be thorough and must provide the opportunity to develop a value system and philosophy around which they can organize their lives.

Ethical Standards

Bennett College is committed to academic excellence rooted in personal integrity. Bennett College believes that talent without discipline is useless, and knowledge without character is perilous. Because the College's reputation is ultimately determined by those who earn a degree and wear its name, Bennett College insists upon evidence of personal growth and integrity in addition to academic excellence.

Code of Conduct

Bennett College strives to provide education in an atmosphere consistent with the ethical standards and principles set forth in the New Testament of the Bible. The maintenance of high standards of personal behavior is essential to the preservation of the academic and moral atmosphere of the College.

Pre-Alumnae Council

The Pre-Alumnae Council (PAC) at Bennett College is a part of the National Pre-Alumnae Council and National Alumnae Council of the College Fund/UNCF. The purpose of the PAC is to stimulate the interest and participation of students enrolled at UNCF member institutions and to encourage them to become active members of their respective alumnae associations.