Student Guidebook

Introduction to the Student Guidebook

The Student Guidebook is designed to equip students with information about the various aspects of college life as they grow academically, socially, and spiritually.  It includes information regarding college polices, guidelines, standards and responsibilities. Students are expected to be familiar and comply 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 in that not all situations are foreseeable. The college reserves the right to change, add or delete any statement in this guidebook. This guidebook is not a legally binding contract and the college can deviate from any provision herein at its sole discretion.  Amendments to the guidebook during the academic year shall appear in the online version. Questions relating to the contents of the Student Guidebook may be directed to the Dean of Students.

Mission Statement


Bethany Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and committed to the teachings of the bible as expressed in the statements of faith known as the Lutheran confessions.

Our Mission

Bethany Lutheran College provides Christian higher education in a challenging academic environment where personal mentoring guides students to pursue knowledge, truth, and discernment for productive and fulfilling lives.

Our Purpose

Bethany Lutheran College engages students with the saving knowledge of Christ and assists them in developing their God-given talents and abilities for meaningful lives of service in the family, church, and society.  A program of study grounded in the liberal arts and taught through the discerning lens of a Christian worldview equips students with knowledge, understanding, and adaptable skills.

Read more about Bethany's Mission and History here.


Bethany Lutheran College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, citizenship, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, or other categories protected by law, 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 Officer: Estelle Vlieger, 261 Old Main; 1.507.344.7722;


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Printable Student Guide

 You may download a complete copy of the Student Guidebook or receive a printed copy from the Dean of Students Office

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