More than 26 student clubs and organizations
Explore the mountains in one of 5 outdoor adventure groups
Join one of 6 service-based sororities and fraternities
11 residence halls 95% wireless coverage Student lounges
Our campus houses 700 students in 11 residence halls including cottages, suites, apartments, houses, and halls, each with its own style and charm. Students living on campus enjoy benefits like wireless internet, cable television, student lounges, and ample green space to play, study, and enjoy the mountain air.
Lees-McRae students make connections and become actively engaged in their own education through more than 25 student groups and clubs.
Organizations like the Student Government Association give students a voice on campus while others like our service-based sororities and fraternities develop friendships through the common interest of helping others. Whether your passion involves hiking and rock climbing, performing arts, saving the environment, or riding horses, chances are you’ll find a club at Lees-McRae that suits your interests.
if you can’t imagine leaving your beloved family pet at home, Bentley Residence Hall now houses students and more than 15 pets. One of a handful of pet-friendly campuses in the nation, Lees-McRae allows second year students to apply for a pet-friendly room.
If you don’t find the club you’re looking for, don’t worry! It’s easy to start a new club. In fact, the Equestrian Club is one of Lees-McRae’s most recent additions, not to mention one of its most popular. Students ride at the Yonahlossee Saddle Club in nearby Boone, a premier saddle club in the region.
Each spring on Mountain Day of Service, Lees-McRae College students, faculty, and staff complete over 30 service projects. On campus, groups may plant flowers, build a turtle habitat at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, recycle used electronics, or shelve books at the New Opportunity School for Women.
Service learning opportunities include volunteering with Ski Beech’s Adaptive Ski Clinic or the Search and Rescue Team training to assist Linville Central Search and Rescue Team with backcountry rescues and evacuations. Lees-McRae students enhance the culture of service on our campus by participating in significant service and leadership development.
Listening to different ideas and perspectives on topics and learning to work and learn with people from other cultures are our trademarks. You will hear kindness and respect from the speakers who come to campus; in the global partnerships we fashion with organizations in India, Mexico, Guatemala and Ireland; in our interfaith and cross-cultural events; and ultimately in your own desire to contribute to a better society and world.
The Office of Student Development
Cannon Student Center
191 Main Street West
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone | 1.828.898.3368
Fax | 1.828.898.8716
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