Student Services

Welch College offers a variety of services to our students to ensure that their time at college is spent effectively. In addition to on-campus security and a healthy residence life program, Welch also offers counseling services, career services, student leadership development, a number of student programs, and wellness services.

Student Wellness

The purpose of the Student Wellness Program at Welch College is to retain and nurture students by providing opportunities that promote psychological and physical wellness. Some of the components of this program are listed below.

Christian Counseling Network
Welch College offers a referral service to students and their families needing Christian, church-based counseling. The counselors are credentialed professionals of integrity, personally committed to helping students at Welch College. Contact the office of Student Services with any inquiries. The cost of up to six sessions is covered by the college. Some common reasons for counseling are: grief, depression, stress, loneliness, relationships, worry. Contact Jon Forlines or Susan Forlines to enroll. Confidentiality will be strictly observed, within the legal guidelines set forth in FERPA.

Growth Groups
Students have the opportunity to join a Growth Group. In most cases, group members will read a section from a Christian living book on their own time each week, and then come together during lunch to discuss and personally reflect upon material from the book. All of the Growth Group materials are written from a Christian perspective. Joining a Growth Group may be optional, but it is always beneficial. Past groups have reviewed the books, The Search for Significance; 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue; and the video study series, Song of Solomon. Students are asked to purchase the books. However, a student can sell the book back to the group leader if the individual successfully completes the sessions. Please contact Jon Forlines or Susan Forlines if you are interested in finding out when the next group starts.

SWEAT
SWEAT stands for Student Wellness Exercise Anytime. With an emphasis on healthy eating, moderate exercise, and good life-choices, students are exposed to a variety of activities that will lead to smart choices for a lifetime. Frequent physically challenging outings are sponsored by Welch College for the college family to enjoy. Outings include early riser clubs, hikes at Radnor LakeClimb Nashville outings, dodgeball in the gym, ice skating trips, paintball, hiking nature trails at Percy Warner, and the Country Music Marathon.

Marriage Enrichment Group
This marriage emphasis weekend is open to all students. The Song of Solomon DVD series by Tommy Nelson is an excellent tool for students who seek to honor God through healthy relationships and a healthy understanding of sexuality and intimacy. This marriage enrichment weekend also includes discussion groups. This is a free event for all Welch College students. Meetings TBA.

Other Services

Night Watch Campus Security
Contact night watch at 615-347-8199. Students, especially residents of Polston Hall, are urged to save this number in their cell phones and call if you are coming in after dark and want someone to meet you.

Job Bank
Welch College students have an outstanding reputation in Nashville for their honest and hardworking approach to their jobs. For that reason, several businesses and individuals regularly contact the college to post work opportunities. Students frequently receive multiple Job Bank emails detailing choice job opportunities in local businesses and homes.

Cumberland Cafeteria
Welch College contracts its meals in the cafeteria to Pioneer College Caterers. Consult the college catalog for meal plan information for dorm and commuter students. Click on their name above to visit their website.

Eric Hornbeck
Food Service Director
Email: 
ehornbeck@welch.edu
Call: 615.844.5277

Tutoring Request
Welch College offers a peer tutoring option for students who feel they would benefit from the service. Students can go by the office of the Provost or Student Services for an interview and request form.

Voter Registration
Welch College urges every student to register to vote and practice their right to vote in local, state, and national elections. Click here to find online information about how to register to vote.

Selective Service Registration Information
Almost all males living in the U.S., who are 18-25 years old, are required to register with Selective Service. Click here to find out exactly who is required. Click here to register online.

We’re here to help.

Jon Forlines
V.P. for Student Services
Phone: 615-844-5258
Fax: 615-844-5004
Email: jforlines@welch.edu

Debbie Mouser
Director of Admissions
Phone: 615-844-5222
Fax: 615-844-5004
Email: recruit@welch.edu

Carol Reid
Librarian
Call: 615.844.5274
Fax: 615.844.5004
Email: cried@welch.edu

Susan Forlines
Dean of Women
Phone: 615-844-5259
Fax: 615-269-6028
Email: susan@welch.edu

Greg Ketteman
Provost
Call: 615-844-5232
Fax: 615-844-5004
Email: gketteman@welch.edu

John Murray
Director of Christian Service
Phone: 615-844-5253
Email: jmurray@welch.edu

Angie Edgmon
Financial Aid Coordinator
Call: 615-844-5249
Fax: 615-844-5004
Email: finaid@welch.edu

Matthew Bracey
Registrar
Call: 615.844.5232
Fax: 615.844.5004
Email: mbracey@welch.edu

Computer Support
Phone: 615-844-5280
Email: charles@welch.edu

Welch College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin, age, or disability in admitting students or in otherwise administering its educational policies and school-sponsored programs.