Dordt College is able to provide a dynamic, supportive environment for its faculty members as professionals, family members, and fellow believers. This information gives you a glimpse of our campus.
Spiritual Development, Worship, and Ministry
As a college in the Reformed, Christian tradition, we believe that all of life is spiritual, including how we teach, interact with colleagues, and advise students. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to come together in a mid-week chapel service to worship God and to reflect together as a Christian community. Other campus workshop opportunities include a weekly Praise and Worship service, a bi-weekly GIFT service, and a bi-weekly Wellspring service that offers a quiet place of communal rest and reflection.
Dordt College faculty are given fully-supported laptops that include Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer, and a range of other software programs. The library's newly renovated Teacher Resource Center provides space, resources, and consultation for exploring emerging technologies. In addition to providing access to databases, full-text articles, and e-books, the library also offers a large assortment of peripherals for on-site use or check-out, including digital cameras and camcorders, iPads, GPS devices, and networked scanners. Dordt provides campus-wide wireless internet access and supports 200 computers in labs and stations across campus, offering a 7:1 ratio of students to lab computers. About 90 percent of students bring their own computers. For more information, visit our Computer Services pages.
Recreation and Relaxation
Dordt's Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes two weight rooms, a fitness room, three racquetball courts, and an indoor track surrounding flexible-use courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Dordt employees have free family membership benefits. The Campus Center has a game room with a four-lane bowling alley, pool and foosball tables, and numerous board games available for check-out. Dordt's campus is adjacent to the city bike trail.
Dordt supports 10 music ensembles including choirs, bands, and orchestral groups. Visual art is also very important at Dordt, as evidenced by the art works displayed in every public space and in two galleries. Our award-winning theatre arts program offers two main-stage shows and a number of black-box and student productions each year. Dordt's annual Prairie Grass 48-hour Film Challenge offers a public screening of local production and acting talent in this popular contest. Dordt's campus is also home to the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.
Dordt has 15 intercollegiate athletic teams and three club sports. Being an athlete is one way students can use the talents God has given them, and we offer many opportunities for students to put those talents to use.