Student Guidebook

Introduction to the Student Guidebook

Bethany Lutheran College is committed to providing an excellent Christian higher education in a challenging academic environment where personal mentoring relationships prepare students to engage the culture wisely through lives of service in the family, church, and society. 

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, 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 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: Paulette Tonn Booker, 213 Old Main; 1.507.344.7840;


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