The philosophy and religion department has a long tradition of social justice activism and is home to some of BVU’s many socially conscious student organizations. Many students are engaged in projects both global (Amnesty International) and local (Beaver Animal Rescue and Care) in scope.
Their projects have included attending the National Amnesty International Conference in Washington D.C., hosting the annual Puppy Carnival fundraiser for a local dog shelter, and building homes with the Buena Vista County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The department supports students’ good work both by joining in their efforts and, when needed, by contributing funds to make those efforts possible.
The atmosphere at BVU is conducive to interdisciplinary experiences which provide faculty and students the opportunity to explore new material and learn about it from multiple perspectives. All this makes for an incredibly rich learning environment.