Student Guide | Bethany Lutheran College

Mission statement


Bethany Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and engaged in the teachings of the Bible as expressed in statements of faith known as the Lutheran Confessions.

Our mission

Bethany Lutheran College offers Christian higher education in a stimulating academic environment where personal mentoring guides students to seek knowledge, truth and insight for productive and fulfilling lives.

Our goal

Bethany Lutheran College engages students with the saving knowledge of Christ and helps them develop their God-given talents and abilities for a meaningful life of service in family, church, and society. A liberal arts-based curriculum taught through the insightful prism of a Christian worldview equips students with adaptable knowledge, understanding, and skills.

Learn more about Bethany’s mission and history here.

Institutional objectives

After graduating, a student from Bethany Lutheran College:

  1. Recognize that historic Christian faith professes that God the Holy Trinity is the source of all knowledge and truth, and that His wisdom is most clearly revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  2. Demonstrate intellectual, creative and problem-solving skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of personal and public responsibility.
  4. Develop thinking habits that apply to a fulfilling learning life.

No discrimination

Bethany Lutheran College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, color, age, national origin, marital status, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, beliefs, genetic information, disability, veteran status, public assistance status, membership of a local human rights commission, or other categories protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and financial aid programs. As permitted by law, Bethany has the right to exercise discretion in employment to employ individuals who share and are committed to upholding the biblical principles of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the values ​​and mission of the College. Bethany has the right to exercise discretion with respect to education, employment, housing or use of facilities, and other programs administered by the school, which is in accordance with biblical principles of Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the values ​​and mission of the College. The College adheres to the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Policy of 1990.

Discrimination on the basis of sex is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law which provides that: a victim of discrimination in the context of any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The College is bound by Title IX and its regulations not to engage in gender discrimination in its education program or activity, including admissions and employment.

Inquiries or complaints regarding Title IX, sex discrimination, sexual harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct can be directed to the Order’s Title IX Coordinator. Inquiries or complaints about other forms of discrimination can be directed to the Director of Human Resources.

Ted manthe
Title IX Coordinator
Bethany Lutheran College
Old Principal 236
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Telephone: (504) 344-7745
Email: [email protected]

Josh pederson
Human resources manager
Bethany Lutheran College
Old Main 205
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Telephone: (504) 344-7840
Email: [email protected]

Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights:

The Civil Rights Office
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, southwest
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012 TDD #: (800) 877-8339
Email: [email protected]

For more information, see other Bethany policies and notices.

Statement on admission, enrollment and student life at Bethany

As stated in our mission and vision statements, Bethany Lutheran College expects our students to understand that we are a Christian college and educational arm of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod that supports the teachings of the Bible as expressed in statements of faith known as Lutheran. Confession. We therefore ask each student to respect the legal and religious rights of the College to teach and operate according to the beliefs of the Synod, even if the student has different or contrary beliefs.

In cases where a student challenges or denigrates the teachings, operations, or beliefs of the College in a way that disrupts an atmosphere of teaching, learning, or Christian living, the College will work with the student in a manner respectful and loving to respond to the concerns of the student in accordance with the precepts of Scripture and our Confessions. If a student persists in challenging or denigrating the teachings of the Synod, the College reserves the right to advise the student to continue their studies elsewhere. In extreme situations, the College may terminate enrollment at Bethany.

Printable Student Guide

You can download and print the guide here: BLC Student Guidebook 2019-2020. You may also receive a printed copy from the Dean of the Student Office.