Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is a private, Newman Guide, Catholic, Benedictine college founded in 1876. Our mission is to cultivate the ideals of excellence, virtue and faith. Students create deep relationships with mentors of great talent and character, preparing them for their career and for life.

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100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012

(888) 222-0110

Enrollment: 1,527

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  • Catholic Board *
  • Catholic Faculty *
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians’ Oath *

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  • No Coed Dorms *
  • Health Services Okay

School’s Comments:

Catholic Board and Faculty: With regard to the board of trustees, the college follows the policy outlined in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae of St. John Paul II and the norms contained in “The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States” promulgated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Theologians’ Oath: The mandatum is the proper requirement for undergraduate faculty and institutions, and we require it of all Catholic faculty members in theology. The “Profession of Faith” and “Oath of Fidelity” are more proper for pontifical faculties teaching in seminaries.

Coed Dorms: We have six residence halls. Five of the six are single-sex, and only one is coed. It is reserved for upperclassmen, and each floor is divided by men and women. Visitation policies are enforced in this hall, as they are in all of our residential halls. This upperclassmen residence hall provides those students who live there an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to live in an adult community while at the same time upholding themselves and their colleagues to excellence and virtue.

Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit seeks to educate and to form students who, as leaders in professional and civic life, will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In service of this goal, Holy Spirit endeavors to create an environment in which integrated learning is a shared responsibility. Shared responsibility for the life and governance of the College should lead all its members to make the best of their own talents, to work together, to be sensitive to one another, to serve others, and to seek justice within and beyond the Holy Spirit community.