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Student life at 4000 feet

Lees-McRae's beautiful residential campus encompasses 460 acres in a picturesque mountain valley.

Lees-McRae students make meaningful connections through residential community living and dining. Campus activities and more than 25 student groups and clubs enhance student engagement and support holistic learning. Organizations such as 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. Interest groups on campus include, hiking and rock climbing, performing arts, saving the environment, and animal welfare, with new clubs chartered by students every year.


Pet Friendly Campus

Do you want to bring a pet?

If you can't imagine leaving your beloved family pet at home, Baldwin and McMillan Residence Halls, along with houses and apartments, now house students and more than 35 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
Mountain Day of Service

Service to others is in our nature.

Lees-McRae students develop a culture of service by participating in significant service and leadership programs. Each spring on Mountain Day of Service, Lees-McRae College students, faculty, and staff complete over 1000 hours of community and campus service. On campus, groups recently planted flowers, built a turtle habitat at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, recycled used electronics, and shelved books at the New Opportunity School for Women.

Farther afield students have participated in service learning opportunities, such as 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.

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Diversity with a common purpose.

Learning to work with others and appreciate diversity in the world around us is one of our hallmarks. Guest speakers and other programs, including interfaith and cross-cultural events, allow opportunities to hear and interact with different perspectives.


2014-2015 Student Handbook

This official Student Handbook outlines the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Code of Honor while providing general information on subjects ranging from student organizations and the judicial process to campus policies. Students should use this publication as a resource manual and refer questions to the Office of Student Development located in the Cannon Student Center.

This handbook does not include all College policies and procedures. The Academic Catalog is also an important resource. It is the responsibility of the student to remain informed of all College policies.

Click here to download a PDF of the 2014-2015 Student Handbook