What is it?
The Mind, Body, Spirit Co-Curricular program at Belmont Abbey College is a means of showcasing the many extra-curricular programs and activities offered in or around our college. An Abbey education is directed toward the development of the whole person, and this program is meant to engage you in all areas of your life: mind, body, and spirit.
What’s in it for me?
The program is completely voluntary! No one is required to participate, but we hope you do, because taking part in the program can help you make the most of your years here at the Abbey.
In addition, the college wants to show its appreciation to students who help support Abbey events and programs:anyone who completes the program according to the conditions listed below may choose a $50 gift card from a long list of area stores, restaurants, and attractions. You will receive an email at the end of the spring semester notifying you that you may stop by Patrick Ford’s office in O’Connell Hall to pick out your card. Cards will be distributed at the beginning of the following fall semester. You may participate for one year or more, and receive a gift card for each year you complete. (Seniors may receive a card at the end of the academic year, or choose instead to receive a discount on your cap and gown or a signet ring.)
What do I have to do if I want to participate?
Anyone is free to participate to whatever extent they want. Those who wish receive a gift card at the beginning of the next school year (seniors, see above) must attend one event in each of two tiers in each of the Mind, Body, and Spirit categories (for a total of six events each semester), and you must complete 10 hours of community service each semester.
click below for a more detailed description of the requirements
Latest Co-Curr event chart
How do I keep track of my participation?
Most events will require students to swipe their student IDs or sign in after showing ID (always keep yours on you!). To receive credit for those events (for example, off-campus programs) where this is not possible, students must arrange a suitable method of validation with the faculty or staff sponsor or with Patrick Ford (Campus Ministry offices, O’Connell Hall) in advance of the event.
Faculty or staff sponsors of the events are responsible for setting up a clear check-in area or establishing a clear means of tracking your attendance; if it is not clear, you are responsible for speaking with the sponsor to ensure that your participation is recorded. If you haven’t signed in or swiped your card, your participation cannot be officially counted!