This is a sacred space. In an age where more than 70 percent of U.S. college students attend large public colleges and universities, the intimate, hands-on education that Beloit offers is exceedingly rare. Or rather, rarified.
On our 40-acre campus, 95 percent of our students live, work, and study. They form friendships, hatch plans, and grow as intellectuals and as members of an energetic, service-minded community.
That this place is seen as sacred is no accident. Not only do our two teaching museums hold artifacts and symbols that still bear and transfer religious and cultural meaning today, but also our very campus is home to 20 effigy mounds, some of the West’s oldest academic buildings, and much more.
In recent years, the college has dutifully played steward to this vibrant campus community and the buildings and grounds they animate. Our advances have been at times subtle, but occasionally startling. The college has—mostly through the efforts of friends and supporters— cemented its place in downtown Beloit, renovated some of its venerable athletic facilities, and restored some of its oldest and best-loved buildings, among many other successes.
In these ways (and because of these efforts), Beloit can continue to proudly proclaim itself the oldest, the finest, and the most beautiful campus in the state.