Throughout their collegiate journey, Bennett College students are
introduced to the four Academic Cornerstones of the College:
Global Studies, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Communications.
Ringing Across the Globe (Global Studies):
Whether it’s making empanadas in Costa Rica or witnessing Haiti’s rebirth, our students enrich the
world with the Bennett Belle intellect, charm and presence. Because so many of our students enjoy this
interdisciplinary experience, the College offers the opportunity to receive a minor or certification in the
“In deciding on a college to attend, one of the top deciding factors was availability of a study
abroad program. I am grateful to Bennett for the afforded global experience.”
–Tatiana Walker, ‘ 12
Becoming Ringleaders (Leadership):
Bennett College is credited with the education of many influential leaders, politicians, authors and
activists. With events like the annual Women’s Leadership Conference, it’s no wonder why our
students reach such high levels of success within their professional careers.
“We were taught to be leaders at Bennett College.” –Senator Gladys Robinson, ‘ 71
Solely Ringing (Entrepreneurship):
The Department of Entrepreneurship continues to grow and thrive as one of our most unique
programs of study. We’re known for our annual Entrepreneurship Institute, a summer program where
young women from across the country are invited to absorb the art of business ownership. Bennett
College is currently the only female institution that offers entrepreneurship as a minor.
“This administration has chosen to embrace entrepreneurship because, in this economy, no
matter whether you work for General Motors or Bennett College, you’re going to have to
figure out how to do a little work for yourself.” –Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President
Ringing Out Loud (Communications):
Students can find their unique voice within the confines of our campus. Since our inception, Bennett
students have been inspired to utilize the power of communication. When encountering a Bennett
Belle, you’re sure to receive a kind salutation because our students are taught to look at everyone as
either a prospective networking opportunity or, at the least, a future friend.
“I try to meet a new person wherever I go.
Bennett helped me realize just how important networking can be.” –Khadija Ibrahim, ‘ 14