Student Guidebook


Welcome to Bethany Lutheran College. This guidebook is designed to equip students with information about the various aspects of college life as they grow academically, socially, and spiritually.  Students are required to be familiar with its contents. While this guidebook provides an overall review of general college policies and guidelines, it is not intended to be inclusive or all-encompassing. The college reserves the right to change, add or delete any statement in this guidebook. This guidebook is not a contract, and the college can deviate from any provision herein at its sole discretion.

Mission Statement

Bethany Lutheran College, owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is a private, residential, liberal arts college committed to the teachings of the Bible as set forth in the Lutheran Confessions. Bethany provides studies culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree. The college serves Lutherans and others by offering a challenging, student-centered approach to education that fosters spiritual development, intellectual and creative growth, self-understanding, and responsible citizenship. In keeping with its heritage, Bethany aspires to produce students with a clear understanding of Christian vocation, which encourages students to make the most of their God-given talents. Read more about Bethany's Mission and History.


Bethany Lutheran College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disabilities, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs and other school administered programs. The College adheres to the requirements of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA policy of 1990. The College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant international students. Concerns regarding Title IX should be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator.


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Printable Student Guide

 You may download a complete copy of the Student Guidebook as a PDF:

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