Lyon College offers a variety of student organizations, activities, athletics, Greek life, and educational opportunities to keep the campus thriving. You'll find plenty of new experiences on campus each and every day.
The office of Student Life generates a lively and compelling campus life which contributes to each student's learning and growth.
Lyon College is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the college community by providing quality healthcare and educational outreach programs.
The Career Center prepares students for life after Lyon and continues to support them as alumni. Services start during a student's college career. The Career Center exposes students to internship opportunities, prepares them to compete for the opportunities, and helps them succeed beyond college.
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The Office of Health and Wellness is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the Lyon College community by providing quality healthcare and educational outreach programs.
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A full-time licensed professional counselor provides services in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment at no cost to the student. Numerous books, pamphlets, and local community resources are available through referral by the counselor.
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Lyon's housing and dining systems emphasize the tight-knight campus community.
Edwards Commons, Lyon's 44,000-square-foot campus center, is the community hub, housing a game room, a cardio room, and the Patterson Dining Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner options every day.
On-campus residential life is designed around small group living, with a live-in faculty member, student resident directors, and resident assistants supervising each residence. The live-in faculty member designs programs to integrate the academic and co-curricular aspects of campus life.
Students who are veterans, reside with their spouse, or are 21 years of age or older may reside off-campus if they given written notice to the director of campus life before the assignment of on-campus housing. Lyon-owned or non-college apartments and houses are available in the Batesville community.
Lyon's dining system provides a range of options and hours, as well as flexible meal plans for students living on- and off-campus. Students can eat in the Patterson Dining Hall, the Lyon Den, or the Salty Dog Coffee Shop. Meals include fresh fruits and salads, home-style entrées, freshly baked pizza and pasta, vegetarian options, Brenda's freshly baked desserts, and much more.
Batesville has an excellent restaurant scene, particularly downtown in the town's epicenter. Click here and treat yourself to a delicious local hotspot. Many local businesses offer Lyon League discounts.
Lyon College is the only pet-friendly college in Arkansas, meaning the College allows students to bring their furry friends to school.
With plenty of open space for dog-walking and many sunny windows for cat-napping, Lyon's campus can serve as a great home for your best friend.
For more information, check out our Pet FAQs.
It's a walk in the park! But before you move your pet's bed to your new room, there are a few guidelines you need to know:
Lyon College's policies on emotional support animals (ESA) function separately from its pet-friendly housing. A student approved for an emotional support animal may live in any residence without paying extra fees for their pet.
Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Ozark Mountains and near the beautiful White River, Lyon takes advantage of its incredible location with the Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP), which provides students with access to outdoor activities in the surrounding area.
Activities on campus include a bouldering wall, disc golf course, ropes course, and bluff-side hiking and biking trails. Students can take avantage of hiking, biking, paddling, camping, caving, rock climbing, fishing, and hunting options in the surrounding area.
The Campus is equipped with a bouldering wall, disc golf course, two hiking and biking trails totaling approximately 5 miles, and a ropes course including both high and low elements.
LEAP also offers trips around the Batesville area and to a variety of national and international locations over extended holidays.
New to Batesville and trying to find a good restaurant? Like exploring but don’t know where to go? Want to spend a Saturday shopping? Our Around Town page has you covered.
Created for students, parents, and any other visitor on campus, the Around Town page welcomes all to Batesville with options for everyone – Good Eats, Adventures, Arts & Culture, Shopping, Where to Stay, and Road Trips.
College is more than just earning a degree. There is an opportunity for every student who comes to Lyon College, and we can't wait to see which ones you take advantage of when you get here. Excel in the classroom, build friendships, and discover for yourself all the ways to engage in student life at Lyon College.
Participation increases your success in college. Attend events and activities, join clubs and organizations, and increase your leadership skills so you are prepared for success while at Lyon and long after you receive your degree.
All students, regardless of faith, will find opportunities to worship, to serve, and to fellowship. Explore, as questions, and understand those of different faith convictions and backgrounds.
Lyon College values service engagement projects to invigorate learning about community, and enhance civic identity, while strengthening the bonfs between campus and community.
Fraternities and sororities uphold a commitment to scholarship, leadership, and service, while maintaining pride and respect among members, the College, and local communities.
This organization (SAC) works to meet student needs and strives to have events of all kinds.
Take part in important projects, make a difference in the lives of others, plan exciting events and just have a lot of fun through membership in one (or several!) student orgs at Lyon College.
This program prepares and builds leaders for the U.S. Army by producing officers and high ranking military members ready to serve.
Come experience Lyon College Athletics, part of the American Midwest Conference and the Sooner Athletic Conference in NAIA athletics. From passion-fueled buzzer-beaters to breath-taking overtime goals, our athletes' commitment to excellence is apparent.
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.